National Poetry Month – Week 4

Leather journal

More poems from Twitter. This time I think they need no more introduction.

~ Effy

Twitter Prompt Poetry

His intentions were
Oddly noble
His deeds quixotic
I admired his
Romanticism
But fell prey too often
To his mishaps
#artwiculate

I imagine…
Worlds of fantasy
And romance
Where a woman
Can escape the real
And live a life
Created.
#HeartSoup

The work of the writer…
Penning life’s breath
Into characters made of
Ink and paper
Ideas and memories
Heart and soul
#AshVerse

I must confess…
As much as I love gold
I live to create chaos
And so enjoy the agony of mortals.
~ The Dragon
#POMWords

Beware, my fragile heart,
Fall not for pretty words
Or fervent promises
Follow the head
And keep safely in the shadows
#POMWords

Journeying Through Old Lands Poem

Journeying through old lands
Past ruined temples
And overgrown cities
With only the ghosts of beauty
And the fleeting essence of
Grandeur remaining.
#AMSPC

The Fire Played Bashful Poem

At first the fire played bashful
Timidly caressing the wet logs
And popping as
Dampness escaped
Until the wood
Dried and heated
And blazed to life.
#FieryVerse

The murky swamp surrounded them
With the haunting melody
Of night creatures
Creeping along just ot of sight.
#MadVerse

Two lovers uncovered
Like unveiled art,
When darkness claims
The pleading heart.
#MadVerse

Words dangling just out of reach,
Characters hiding their secret desires,
Stories begging to be told–
Awaiting the muse.
#VerseReversal

Spring has not quite sprung–
Waiting for green,
Contemplating sleeping blooms,
Dreaming in the color of lilacs.
#AshVerse

Too many tries at falling in love,
I’m tired of spinning around.
How do I keep upright?
When I’m downside up and upside down.
#FieryVerse

The school semester grows old
And classes draw to a close.
I prepare to both say goodbye
And start with a clean slate.
#SoulHoot

Other Twitter Poems

Sometimes love is selfish
Sometimes love is unkind
Sometimes love just isn’t enough
But usually love is blind.
#amwriting

Interrupted thoughts,
Discarded images,
Broken connections,
Stories left untold–
Now just crumpled pieces of paper.
#amwriting

I'll Seize the Isle of Love Poem

I’ll seize the isle of love
In choppy seas now won.
‘Til one night emotions lay trussed
By the white knight who sighed.
He gives a side glance
And sees the wide aisle
Between our trust and lie revealed.
#homonyms

Note: This last one was from a Creative Writing prompt we did in class. Our goal was to use 6 homonyms (words that sound the same but have different spellings and meanings) in a short piece.

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National Poetry Month — Week 3

Book with Heart

More poems inspired by various Twitter prompts. Some even have images to go with them this week, when I was at home and so inclined.

~ Effy

Twitter Prompt Poetry

“An Amorous Affair”
No bond greater
No love deeper
No passion hotter
Than a dragon
And his gold.
#FieryVerse

Passion's Voice poem

Passion’s Voice–
A soft, sultry breath
Against my ear.
Passion’s Touch–
The lightest brush
Of fingertips.
Passion’s Kiss–
A silent dance
To bond two souls.
#AshVerse

The Dragon Slept poem

The dragon slept.
He heard its
Even breathing
Rumbling like
An avalanche.
Creeping, tiptoeing
Across the chamber.
He didn’t see one yellow eye open,
Didn’t sense something wrong,
Until he could feel the warmth.
#HeartsMeal

Love is forgiveness.
I know this is true,
Because I see it
In her big brown eyes
And I feel it
Knowing I can’t
Stay upset.
#amwriting

My heart feels like
An open wound
Visible to all
Free to see.
So I try to
Hide it away
And protect it
From further damage.
#AMSPC

A throaty rumble
Becomes fiery breath,
Just as skin and hair
Become hot ash,
Burning like paper dolls.
#AMSPC

I’m sorry
For every misunderstanding.
I’m sorry
For each angry word.
But I won’t apologize
For the way I feel.
#HeartSoup

I’m solid and tall
Like a sturdy oak
Standing straight
Weathering wind and rain.
But you’re the fire.
#MadVerse

I deal in words and sentences.
I breath life into characters.
As I create,
I also admit
Each has
Changed me.
#WrittenRiver

Deep and sultry,
His voice greets
My ears like
A sweet melody.
I could just listen
All day.
#WordVerse

I am the passionate beast

My heart of fire
Beats with
Burning desire—
I am the passionate beast.
#HeartsMeal

Eternal love–
Spoken in breathless syllables
During intimate moments.
Now, another broken promise.
#DSpoetry

Warm whispers of wetness
And showers softly singing
Through drizzles of discourse.
The Language of Rain.
#MadVerse

Slithering and prowling
Black creatures
Creep at the edges
Of light,
Making the night
The land of
Visible darkness.
#orjay

Once upon a time,
I believed in
Chaotic dragons,
Lithe elves,
Powerful magic
And eternal love.
Oh wait, I still do.
#ElixirPoetry

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National Poetry Month – Week 2

Laptop and grassy field

Poetry month continues, so here are some more Twitter poems from prompts.

Enjoy!

~ Effy

Twitter Prompt Poetry

If I falter
Pick me up.
If I wander
Bring me back.
But never will I
Forget my promise.
#MadVerse

Orange, yellow, red,
Flames burn away
My fears
As the fire of
Our passion
Consumes me.
#WrittenRiver

A heart with no scars
Is a heart that never knew love.
No one escapes unscathed.
#HomoAquarius

The secret life of dragons
Leads one to realize
The depths of their emotion.
But first one must get past
Claws, teeth, and flames.
#AshVerse

Necromantic magic
In the gloom
Of deepest bog,
Reflects a soul
Devoid of light
And heart of
Blackest obsidian.
#AshVerse

Surely this must be
Another person
Another life
I see?
Surely it is not me
Laughing
Talking
With another
Face-to-face?
#HeartSoup

Tumbling, gasping,
Drowning in a sea
Of failed romances
And bitter memory
Wishing for someone
To bring me
Back to shore
#MadVerse

I’m really a big cuddly teddy bear–
But no one can see past the claws and teeth.
~ True dragon confessions
#CDpoetry

Every moment
Feels like a slow poison
Creeping through my veins
Then I realize
What doesn’t kill me
Makes me stronger
#FieryVerse

I’m all too familiar
With your danger.
Passion and excitement
That ends in
A flood of
Regret
And tears.
#WrittenRiver

That moment when
The rising sun
Hits the morning dew and
Flares to life
In a rainbow dance
of awakening.
#HomoAquarius

When dealing with dragons
Craft your words carefully.
You never know what phrase
Might provoke or appease
The chaotic being.
#VerseReversal

Haikus (This Week and Some Older)

Such a bleeding heart
Open a vein and show it
Around for retweets.

Rainy, wet school day.
Dodging raindrops and earthworms.
Ahh, the smells of spring.

Reading in the rain–
Droplets on sheet metal roof
Causing fogged windows.

Thawing and melting,
Smells of rich, life-giving sod.
Potential for growth.

Warm sun and cool breeze,
Birds are singing in the trees.
Lunchtime R & R.

All love got me is
Hoarse and unheard. Like a dog
Chained to a dead tree.

Palpable tendrils
Floating through the air — waves of
Creativity.

Creativity
And fantastic ideas, floating
Through the air, unbound.

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National Poetry Month – Week 1

Book of Poetry

Happy Poetry Month! Lately I have been trying my hand at Twitter writing prompts from various different people. They’re all on my Twitter account, but I figured it would be fun to post them here once a week, at least during the month of April!

Let me know what you think. Which is your favorite? (I am especially fond of the ones that reference dragons.)

~ Effy

Twitter Prompt Poetry

Wings snap and catch
The whipping wind
As I feel my
Spirit Rising
And the ground
Fall away
Below.
#HeartSoup

Cut my heart with
Misunderstanding
And indifference.
I surrender to
The painful numbness.
#MSpoetry

How do we salvage
This tangled wreckage,
This smoldering heap,
This ruined fortress,
These bleeding hearts?
#FieryVerse

Remember last night
As the end of
A dark chapter.
See today
As the start of
A brighter one.
#MadVerse

He thought he could
Sneak into my lair,
Steal my gold,
Escape without harm.
But I own the knight.
#DSpoetry

Twist the tainted blade
That pierced my soul.
It siphons my life
And shrivels my veins,
Leaving an empty husk.
#DSpoetry

Shedding the skin of past lives,
In fire consumed and reborn.
She is the phoenix.
#AshVerse
Excerpt from: Hope

Maple, birch, oak,
All stand and gloat
Springing green leaves.
While the pine
Stands silent,
Stoic,
Evergreen.
#HeartSoup

It shrouded her
Like a silky crimson cloak,
Before soaking into
Dry hardpack below.
Life and warmth absorbed.
#WrittenRiver

Scaled wings,
Taloned claws,
Burning rage–
Chaos ascending.
Looping lazily
Breathing terror
As death rains
And order falls away.
#MadVerse

Suave words, tender looks,
Fool me into loving you.
Romance and promises,
Too good and never true.
#WordVerse

Only when I see
The scorched skeletons
Among gold and gems
Do I realize the folly of
My last adventure.
#ThePush

First rule of summoning:
Never trust
The demon’s appeals.
It always tempts
But never reveals
The truth of all
It’s scheming deals.
#SPNMPY

Wanderlust,
Similar to
Wander off.
The difference lies
In the intention
Or lack thereof.
#WrittenRiver

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This story and all related material are the original works of Awaiting the Muse and Effy J. Roan AKA Effraeti. All rights reserved.
Creative Commons License
Awaiting the Muse by Effy J. Roan AKA Effraeti is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Based on a work at https://awaitingthemuse.wordpress.com/.