Thursday, 15 December 2011

Sparkle


Wish

going with the gust of the wind
the candle flickers its last breath to sleep.

Mourning the howl of thunder is no use
when seedlings are yet to take hold.

Chances: treasure of wise souls digging deep 
Should these be drawn up, seized and saved?

Dreams burst into song, the fertile refrain 
shoots up seasoning delights as

visions like buried diamonds
sparkle in the heart of adventurous

dreamers dancing on the trail of love to
keep the wick straight up. It burns bright

still.  

©Adura Ojo, 15 December 2011


For Romantic Friday Writers. Theme: Sparkle!


37 comments :

  1. I like this line:

    sparkle in the heart of adventurous

    Nice reflections on keeping that spark alive ~

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  2. Heaven: Thanks, Heaven. What prompted the poem was a couple of failed goals in my work life. I wrote the poem as a way to keep me going as I was really down about it. Kind of weird, right? Funny how the mind works sometimes:)

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  3. visions like buried diamonds
    sparkle in the heart of adventurous


    great lines, love takes work to keep that wick up, so many people miss that....nice write, i like

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  4. So full of hope against the odds.

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  5. hmmm...when Dreams burst into song..nice, romantic pen here..

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  6. Dear Adura,
    I have been trying to write a poem for the 30th December post and find it very difficult to do. My mind is off in twenty different directions!

    I like the images of keeping a light burning despite wind or other things that could extinguish the light. It's the kind of poem I need to read right now. Thanks for writing it!

    Thank you also for your kind words about my post. I apologise about the mix of fact and fiction. I did not see how confusing my post was until it was too late to change it.

    Glad you appreciate the work of good teachers. I have added links to several sites about the Suzuki-teaching-method. If you have the time, read the short biography about the founder of this method, Shinichi Suzuki (1898-1998), a truly amazing man.

    http://internationalsuzuki.org/shinichisuzuki.htm

    Hope you have a save and happy holiday season,

    Anna

    For the benefit of other readers:
    Anna's RFW challenge No 27 Sparkle!

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  7. Hi Adura! Sorry it's taken me so long to get to your poem but I've decided to do them all at once this time so I don't have to come back so many times. Rather busy ATM aren't we all?

    I love your work as you know and I was interested to see that this poem was inspired by a real life situation. As Anna struggles to write a poem for our next theme, and I dabble occasionally, I wonder if poems are more often not based on fact but on more of a metaphysical muse? How do you write yours, or would that be giving away secrets?

    I love the honesty of your entry today. It hit me between the eyes with some of your imagery -

    visions like buried diamonds
    sparkle in the heart of adventurous

    Love it and much more. It sparkled as you kept the spark alive.

    Happy Christmas!

    Denise

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  8. Loved your poem, so jealous since poetry escapes me.
    Nancy

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  9. Brian: It does take work, for sure. Thanks.

    Ruth: That's the idea:)

    Claudia: Thanks:)

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  10. Anna: My mind is like that any time I'm writing a poem so that's always a good start:)
    I tend to write whatever comes to mind but stick with a couple of images to give it some structure and a story. I hope this helps.

    Your story was not confusing to me, I enjoyed reading. It's important that you write what you feel. Thanks for the links, Anna. Hope Christmas is all you could wish for and more.

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  11. Denise: You're welcome any time you can make it here. No pressure at all:) It's a busy time for everyone. On writing poems, no secrets really. I find that poetry (compared to prose) is raw, organic, therapeutic - more so. I do draw from real life, past experience and sometimes a mixture of fact and fiction or purely fiction. I like to think that writing is as much a conscious process as it is a subconscious one. Muses come in many forms. It can be metaphysical but it could also be at times something pretty ordinary from everyday life like coffee!

    I think Anna will be fine. The thing is to let one's self go and see what one comes up with.

    Thank you, Denise for loving my poem and connecting with the imagery. It means a lot to me that it spoke to you. Happy hot Christmas, Denise! I'm jealous of the barbecue parties you'll be having and attending, while I try not to bite my tongue on the Xmas duck as the cold bites here in Old Blighty and my teeth clash. lol.

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  12. Nancy: Ah! So jealous of your prose too:) Have a lovely Christmas.

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  13. Hello Adura.
    I too am very fond of your writing & learn much from you. As poets, we often don't realize how much of ourselves is actually in our poetry.
    I love the imagery of this, especially the ending. Perfect photo too.
    Great entry for this week's theme!
    Thanks for sharing.

    For ref:
    On This Painful, Tear-filled Night

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  14. Beautiful... love the metaphor and vivid images!

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  15. Adura, your poetry resonates with me. Beautiful!

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  16. Beautiful..dreams burst into song...lovely

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  17. i really like a lot in this. A few of the lines like "visions like buried diamonds
    sparkle in the heart of adventurous" are my favorite from this piece.

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  18. Hello again Adura.
    Congratulations on being Runner Up with me this week over at Romantic Friday Writers!

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  19. brilliant...

    Incredible work,
    Happy Holidays….
    if you write Haiku, welcome sharing with us,
    1 to 3 or more are welcome.
    no theme.

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  20. very beautiful. I can feel the resonance ...

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  21. mind blowing.



    Greetings:

    Hope that you have had a great Merry Christmas.

    Thanks for the delightful support along the way,

    Happy New Year.

    Share a piece of your poetry today at our poetry party today if you could.,

    Have fun!

    Sending you love and blessings.
    Cheers.

    xoxox


    hope all is well.

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  22. Andy: Hello, my friend. I learn a lot from you too! I'm sorry I won't be able to partake in this week's challenge but hope to catch up soon. Happy new year to you and yours. And a belated congrats on the harlot badge. Stay blessed.

    - Adura

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  23. Jingle Poetry: Thank you. I look forward to being over at yours soon. It's always a pleasure to be there. A very happy new year to you.

    Celestial Dreamz: That means a lot:) Thanks, lady:) Happy new year to you and yours.

    The Purple: Cheers. Will pop round to yours soon.

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  24. Voiceoftruelove: Thanks.

    Susie Clevenger: Glad you like.

    Mary: Ah, you know the feeling is mutual. Happy new year, Mary!

    Laurie Kolp: Thank you so much. Blessings and best wishes for the new year.

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  25. Laura Maria: Thanks. I only wish the writer was as alive!;)

    Morning: Thanks:) Compliments of the season to you.

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  26. knock knock :-) waiting for your next write ... wish you a happy new year.

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    1. Same to you, Dreamz (albeit belated but still...:)
      There are more recent posts up now.

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  27. Greetings:

    Happy Happy New Year.

    Appreciated your support of 2011,

    Best Wishes for the year of 2012…

    Your contribution is always welcome!

    Lots of blessings and cheers sending your way.

    See you soon.

    xoxox

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  28. Enthralling! Yet it kinda reminded me of the weather at the moment. :)

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    1. And now we're white February.
      Let's hope it melts quickly, Kiru.

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  29. Oh I love the last lines: dreamers dancing on the trail of love to
    keep the wick straight up. It burns bright
    still. Fabulous!

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    1. Thanks, Madeleine. Hope you get well soon. you're missed at RFW.

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  30. Adura... I just spent time reading through your poems.
    Thank you for stopping by and allowing me to discover your greatness.

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    1. Oh Kitten, I'm at a loss for words. I think your words better describe your awesome talent. Thank you so much for your comment.

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