This week’s theme is obviously Halloween, Samhain, Toussaint, All Hallows, whatever you want to call it—the end of the old year and the beginning of the new. This is the time when the dead are close, our waking world and the otherworld touch, the door between them is open.
Be inspired by the season, the myths, or the picture. One more round of sept form—seven lines of 1-2-3-4-3-2-1 syllables respectively. Get writing and post your creations here.
Here are my efforts.
still the lake lies
your heart was
now still and cold
let the flame
45 thoughts on “Poetry challenge #3: Samhain”
Here i am: https://peterbouchier.wordpress.com/english-essays-and-poems-2/hallow/
You’re making quite a habit of getting in first, Peter 🙂
fest we leave
gifts to Aos Śi
Thanks Jim! Nice one.
The Dark Season
Breathes a chill
Has no warmth
What’s that sound?
T’is the sidhe*
May I dare?
Go find her there
My heart’s love
I have only just read your challenge with full attention and discovered “One more round of sept form—seven lines of 1-2-3-4-3-2-1 syllables respectively.”. Oh dear! My only excuse is that when I was first introduced to the challenge in an e-mail it read thus:
” I even joined another writing challenge that started last Wednesday. I wrote one post for it so far. The poetry form in called The Sept. The line count is seven and the syllable count is 1-2-3-4-3-2-1. In the challenge there is a specific prompt. I like to write it on my own since I discovered it. Any subject is okay. No limit to stanzas as long as it is kept in the same meter. At the end of my email I would like to share with you what I wrote on the prompt for this week. It is “Swans.””
Don’t apologise about the theme—you’ll see there’s another ‘Swan’ sept came in today. And you can write a whole string of them if you like. I don’t want to set limits to anyone’s creativity 🙂
Whew…all caught up! Here is my THIS week Sept. I love this challenge. Thanks for hosting it Jane! 🙂
Thanks Kat, and it’s my pleasure. I wouldn’t do it otherwise 🙂
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Lost in time
While I await
Happy Halloween Jane!
Flame, find them,
Raise them, once more
To life, lust,
While flames flicker,
Thanks for the challenge
Thanks for taking it up!
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Mound of Hostages
shape of man
this one night
I like the word association passage/grave—very apposite.
Well done, Jane.
rings your bell
he’s there for
(the graphic makes it a little more clear – at least for Americans)
Thanks for the graphic, she says, scratching head. Cute little green man…
Costumed children “trick or treating” for candy and dressed in all sorts of costumes (often cartoon characters) at our doors at Halloween came to mind for me. Marvin the Martians is an animated cartoon character introduced in the 1950s and 1960s, when I was a child.
Marvin is one we didn’t get. But Marvin Gaye…
And, of course, Marvin Gaye is universal – even on Mars.
Maybe especially on Mars now 🙂
Hi Jane, I have two for you…
As sun slips,
with the ghosts
Queen of the night.
But no more.
Cheery as always, just how you like it.
Wot! Only two? But this is your big thing, Ali. Seriously, they’re lovely and eerie. Well, the second one’s a bit grisly too…
Hi Jane. I gave this challenge a try. I wrote these while listening to horror movie soundtracks. (My Ontheland ping should show up nearby.)
warns danger lurks,
Rain lashed strings
Eerie chimes bend,
Got it. Thanks for the seasonal scares, Janice 🙂
Such beautiful poetry, Jane!
Thank you! It’s a form that lends itself to effective images.
I thought I had figured out the Ping but not so. Here is my offering for The Sept on ‘Samhain.’ a perfect setup for the Prompt. Here is my link/ Hope it works. My mind is not working so well. I created a collage for the image. It’s in tribute to our long haired black cat who died this last year. He is the image, looking kind of spooky. at the top.
Your Septs were so perfect. If my brain weren’t made of jello at the moment I am sure I can come up something with more substance. jk ps. hope all are visited by those they want to see & their time together is celebratory. ❤
Thinking of all the dear departed tonight, cats included. Sending best wishes your way 🙂
Sept… intriguing. Now I have this and a circular to work on. 🙂
Well, work on it and post it so we can all see the result 🙂
Yes ma’am… but you do realize, that requires me to actually write something… who’s got time for that? 😀
Well, erm, writers. Usually.
Oh.. yeah. I’m suppose to be one of those, aren’t I? Well, there goes that easy excuse.