Friday, February 3, 2017

With a rhythmic gait an alluring eyeful

                                                             Author: Edmund H. Garrett (1853-1929)
Image: Silky Tresses Trailing (here)

An idyllic setting is not a requisite
To ignite an avalanche of loving care
Largesse of feelings bubbling inside
All that is lucrative to be laid bare

For oft, when on my couch I lie 
In vacant or in pensive mood, 
They flash upon that inward eye 
Which is the bliss of solitude

Lissom being elegant and beautiful
Silky tresses trailing in the winds
A rhythmic gait an alluring eyeful
Playfully in memory none to rescind

Lavishly listless outwardly a constraint
Emptiness often beside my lonely self
You have gone without time to explain
Cruelty to a soul a sacrilege to assess

Note: To write inspired by the Bard of Rydal
Mount – William Wordsworth. In italics is part
of the 4th stanza of William 's 'I Wandered
Lonely as a Cloud'

For Sanaa's Prompt Nights – Writing is both
mask and unveiling. (Battle of the Bards) – [40]


  1. What a beautiful poem Kaykuala including some really great images.

  2. One word describes this poem Hank,"Beautiful"


  3. Whistles!!❤️💜 My goodness Hank, this is absolutely stunning both in words and image!😊Especially enamored by the lines; "Lissome being elegant and beautiful, silky tresses trailing in the winds, a rhythmic gait an alluring eyeful, playfully in memory none to rescind" sigh.. I felt your poem was much more magical than the original!! Beautifully penned. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support❤️💜

    Lots of love,

  4. Can sure find such aspects in most anything if you look at your nook

  5. Very beautiful. Love and desire can ignite anywhere.

  6. A poem. A dream. With wonder as theme.

  7. This is one of my favorites Hank...a dream like quality and I am all about dreams.

  8. "An idyllic setting is not a requisite
    To ignite an avalanche of loving care" so beautiful and so true. This is really well done.