Poetry by Sarah, Shadorma

Into The Blue

The crash of
wave and snap of sail
sung to her.
Horizons
unexplored lured her away,
deep into the blue.

By Sarah ©2018

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Image credit Hans via Pixabay

Prompt: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, First Line Friday – May 11th, 2018

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Poetry by Sarah, Shadorma

Bailed Up

All bailed up
hiding in the bales,
peeking out.
Bush rangers
carry out their phased attack
unfazed and brazen.

By Sarah ©2018

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“Bailed Up” by Tom Roberts, 1895

Author’s Note: (Source: Art Gallery Of NSW, accessed 14 April 2018, ref. https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/bailed-up/sQFVnGJTo1Y6gw?hl=en)

Tom Roberts conceived the idea of a bushranger picture while he was staying at Inverell in northern NSW. He painted ‘Bailed up’ largely en plein air. It tells as much of the qualities of the local landscape as of its staged drama. Roberts superbly captures the summer heat conditions, which render to stillness the dramatic circumstances of a Cobb & Co hold up.

Prompt: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Saturday Mix – Double Take, 14 April 2018; Homophone sets – bail (temporary release), bale (bundle of hay) and fazed (stunned), phased (done in sequential parts)

Poetry by Sarah, Shadorma

The Girls

Below them,
the dark streets beckoned
with crimson
light. Then he
asked her price and the slap bounced
off tired brick walls.

‘Just because
I work here, doesn’t
mean I work
the corners,’
she replied. ‘Someone has to
look after the girls.’

By Sarah @2017

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Image credit Pixabay

Prompt: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, First Line Friday – November 24th, 2017

Poetry by Sarah, Shadorma

Yield


Confusion.
Saturated mind
unable
to sort through;
prioritise challenges.
Moonstruck by my fears.

Day by day,
with ragtag mounting,
I feel I
am drowning.
The sun is shimmering still
– but in me, no more.

Do I sail
raging seas, or yield?
A conflict –
Desperate
wanderlust away from self?
Or stay. Fight the fight?

By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Sammi Scribbles, Weekend Writing Prompt, #29 – Random, Task: Poetry Challenge – Write a three verse poem, where:
• each verse focuses on one of the three random words (Moonstruck – Ragtag – Wanderlust)
• and each verse must somehow reference the photo prompt in some way

and also; Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Saturday Mix, Lucky Dip – 18 November 2017, Task: Write a Shadorma about an emotion (I have obviously chosen to write about confusion!)

Poetry by Sarah, Shadorma

Grateful

Oh what bliss!
A lakeside escape.
Girls’ weekend –
sharing love,
laughter and fun! I’m grateful
for these friends of mine.

By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Daily Post Daily Prompt – laughter; and also, Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Saturday Mix, Lucky Dip – 18 November 2017. Task: Write a Shadorma about an emotion

Poetry by Sarah, Shadorma

Whispers in the Willow Trees


Image courtesy of Pixabay

its bough bends
with outstretched fingers 
to trail through 
the water 
and whisper to fish below 
‘carry me with you’


By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: MLMM Writing Prompt #209, “It’s All In The Title”