November 2019 Blog Battle
Our word this month is:
You can start writing at any time, but make sure you post your story by the 30th of the month to have your story shared here and on social media.
Once you’ve posted your story to your blog, put a link to it in the comments section, and we’ll add your story to the Battle Stories Line-up post.
Make sure to check back and read some of the stories of your fellow battlers. Leave comments to encourage these writers, and share each other’s stories!
From the Heart
I was waiting for mum to tuck me in, tell me my bedtime story
She never read from a book, at times I wondered if she could read
The best stories come from the heart she said
Tonight, I want to tell you about the sacred willow tree
The fey folk make their harps when the moon is full
The goddess making sure that enchantment graces the strings
Building a mystic bridge between heaven and earth.
One night, when the full moon hid behind dark clouds
the chief harp maker discovered his golden harp had been stolen
This harp was never designed to be played by human hand
Should they be foolish enough to play the magic strings of the twilight harp
Like that moment between dark and light
They will find their souls struggling to stay in their own world
So, be careful when buying a second-hand harp
The music you play may be too painful for heart and soul to hear
You may find yourself in the land of the fey…
5 thoughts on “#BlogBattle: Harp #Poetry”
“From the Heart” is a fascinating poem, full of mystical beings and concepts. The mother can certainly weave a gripping tale. It brings to mind the old fables of Aesop, where an allegorical story is used to give a warning or moral. You certainly strung the “harp” theme throughout the poem. I can see the scene in my mind.
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More enigmatic than at first glance! The story the mum tells is enchanting enough, but I found myself wondering if there was some kind of ‘family connection’ being alluded to here since it’s a story within a story. Beautifully told and thought provoking!
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Thank you for such lovely comments!