Ionad.

Icy thorns in kestrel snow,

I gather them for you; plunging

ire to your still desert, stave

it in illness, black lilies

incite the gallows you bring

into the ladies of dust

if the blood oceanid parts.

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Written for the dVerse prompt: Write a poem using the PLEIADES FORM (click HERE  for MTB 16/10/14 post on this). Pick a ONE-WORD TITLE  then write a SEVEN-LINE poem of SEVEN SYLLABLES  whereby each line begins with the FIRST LETTER of your title.


  50 comments for “Ionad.

  1. November 24, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    I love every bit of this… the kestrel snow, the ire, and blood oceanid parts…

    Liked by 3 people

  2. November 24, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    All those ‘I’ sounds really ring out here, Lucy – you have aced it!

    Liked by 4 people

  3. November 24, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    I love the way the initial long ‘I’ echoes in the opening lines in ‘icy’ and ‘ire’ and then becomes a short ‘I’ sound in ‘illness, black lilies / incite the gallows you bring’. The ladies of dust sound mysterious.

    Liked by 3 people

  4. November 24, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    Fascinating write with that sensational opener. Looked up Ionad in the Irish – at first I thought it was a reference to Jupiter’s moon

    Liked by 2 people

  5. November 24, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    Impressive intensity of imagery, Lucy. You aren’t afraid of those “i” words. Such confident writing.

    Liked by 3 people

    • November 24, 2020 at 11:46 pm

      Thank you so much, Sarah. 😊

      Like

  6. Glenn A. Buttkus
    November 24, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    “Confident writing” indeed. I loved the “black lilies” and “plunging ire to your still desert”. You navigate the prompt form with your usual aplomb.

    Liked by 3 people

    • November 24, 2020 at 11:46 pm

      Thank you, Glenn!

      Like

  7. Ron. Lavalette
    November 24, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    Who likes this work? I.

    Liked by 3 people

    • November 24, 2020 at 11:46 pm

      Hahaha! I’m happy to hear that, Ron. Thank you.

      Like

  8. Qui
    November 24, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    This is gorgeous. I especially like “black lilies incite the gallows.”

    Liked by 4 people

    • November 24, 2020 at 11:47 pm

      Qui, thank you so much! ❤

      Like

  9. silent poetry
    November 24, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    Wow Lucy, this is amazing, love it ❤️

    Liked by 3 people

    • November 24, 2020 at 11:47 pm

      Thank you. 😀

      Like

  10. November 24, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    I really love that kestrel snow. Wonderful.

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    Liked by 3 people

    • November 24, 2020 at 11:47 pm

      Thank you, Misky.

      Like

  11. November 24, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Brava! You never cease to amaze!

    Liked by 3 people

  12. November 24, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    I like the way the line breaks work to change the rhythm. I agree about the kestral snow, too, it just sounds good as well as creating a lovely image.

    Liked by 3 people

  13. November 24, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    This poem is sensational Lucy. The workings of your poetic mind create exhilarating result.

    Liked by 3 people

    • November 24, 2020 at 11:48 pm

      Thank you very much.

      Like

  14. November 24, 2020 at 11:22 pm

    I think it’s fabulous…cold as snow and clear as ice, Lucy!

    Liked by 3 people

  15. November 24, 2020 at 11:47 pm

    Very nicely done Lucy!

    Liked by 3 people

  16. Hank Kaykuala
    November 24, 2020 at 11:47 pm

    Love the lingering ‘I’ all the way, Lucy!

    Hank

    Liked by 3 people

    • November 24, 2020 at 11:48 pm

      Thank you, Hank!

      Like

  17. November 25, 2020 at 2:03 am

    Amazing 💖 loved it ♥️

    Liked by 3 people

  18. November 25, 2020 at 3:38 am

    Wonderfully imaginative.

    Liked by 3 people

  19. November 25, 2020 at 3:52 am

    Your imagination never ceases to amaze me! Like where did you come up with “kestrel snow” Very well done, Lucy!

    Liked by 3 people

  20. November 25, 2020 at 9:08 am

    You have captured the darkness, the coldness and the black lilies, smells of death permeates the air. It seams death is everywhere these days.

    Liked by 3 people

  21. November 25, 2020 at 10:06 am

    I like kestrel snow. Falcons seem to go with cold and ice.

    Liked by 2 people

  22. November 25, 2020 at 11:30 am

    Gripping 😊

    Liked by 2 people

    • November 25, 2020 at 5:06 pm

      Thank you so much.

      Like

  23. November 28, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    ❤️

    Liked by 2 people

  24. December 5, 2020 at 9:43 am

    I am so intrigued by this, love it, spins different imagery with each visit

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 5, 2020 at 1:25 pm

      Thank you so much. It’s an honor!

      Like

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