17 Sep 2011

Nearly Missed It!

Detail: Ainsley Allmark
Night Songs

When  moonlight lulls the land in dreamless sleep
and blanket shadows nestle on the hills,
the world sings lullabies. Each note rings true
as carillions of bells chime echoes
across the mountains. Faery music drifts
on breezes which disturb the still night air
to waft away all traces of the day.

Their melodies invade our sleep-locked minds
though eyelids flutter, and the sleepers sigh
with contentment, wrapped in night's soft mantle
till morning plays its waking symphony.

I can't believe that Poetry Jam had an Ainsley Allmark moon picture prompt this week. Without seeing their blog, I wrote this poem on Thursday, and had almost forgotten about it.  But here it is now.
And as it wasn't written specifically for any prompt, I'm now linking it to Imaginary Garden....

26 comments:

  1. such a beautiful poem - melodies invade our sleep-locked minds - sumptous!

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  2. ".....melodies invade our sleep-locked minds
    though eyelids flutter, and the sleepers sigh
    with contentment......"

    Excellent lines..

    stapled maples

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  3. Beautifully written poem. Love the line:

    'as carillions of bells chime echoes'

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  4. This is gorgeous, Jinksy - a lovely structure and evocative words.

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  5. Lovely, really lovely. And thank you for coming to my blog to answer my question about your earlier poem.

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  6. stunning imagery, Jinksy, and faeries make me happy. i especially love:

    "the world sings lullabies"

    quite amazing how well your poem goes with Ainsley's photograph!
    dani ♥

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  7. This is a wonderful poem - it captures a form of mythical magic - well done u!

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  8. what wonderful sound images!

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  9. I loved the beginning words of both stanzas. Painting a vivid picture. Wonderfully beautiful!

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  10. Beautiful! I especially loved "and blanket shadows nestle on the hills,"

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  11. There certainly is something about a moon to inspire poets.

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  12. Love the form and the sentiments expressed here within your masterful use of words. Lullabies sung by the world, the carillon-true quality of notes sung in world's lullabies, the symphonies of morning. Someone above already said it - 'sumptuous'.

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  13. Beautifully fitting to a stunning image.

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  14. I love the idea of this - although sometimes I wonder what kind of music I hear in the night given my unrested state the next day!

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  15. Lovely, so well and nicely crafted!

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  16. visiting your poem again for "Imaginary Toads." Still definitely stunning!

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  17. Beautifully written! Mt favorite line is: "Their melodies invade our sleep-locked minds" what a wonderful line! Well done

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  18. Beautiful; a lullaby in itself. Thank you.

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  19. Oh, I was going to say...and "ds" said it first. This IS a lullaby, Jinksy, and it's beautiful. I love it.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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