All I Want for Christmas . . . Are Advent Poems
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For everyone who isn't the wonderful Shaz, the answer to last month's riddle is . . . the long-running British TV series Dr. Who. Well, wasn't that fun? ;-P
More seriously now, my one regret for November was dashing off another riddle instead of a proper poem. I feel that I still owe Dauvit a real return for his prompts, so a second poem, plus the December schedule, can be found after the jump.
Although I'm planning to make my official December poem fit the Top Secret December Theme, the one that follows doesn't.
Question: Have you ever heard the river's song?
Why should a river deign to sing--be David to our Saul?
What lord plays minstrel to the crowd just passing through his hall?
And yet this music of the world--of water, stone and spray
Enchants our eager mortal ears and hands that cannot play.
We are time's tenants on the earth--we do not lease life long.
And no one ever hears the whole of any river's song.
Well, okay, it's not much, is it? My first great idea was to describe the "voices" of various rivers around the world--but I nipped that in the bud when I realised that it would actually require some research. LOL! So I let the idea of time travel inspire me again, and played with the idea of the river as permanent and people as transient; and there you go!
If you'd like to join the December game, please take note of the schedule. And when you send me your prompts, please write "W&Q 26" in the subject line of the email. Thanks! =)
Saturday of the First Week of Advent -- Deadline for prompts
Second Sunday of Advent -- Check your inbox for your new prompts
Wednesday of the Second Week of Advent -- We start linking up
The Third Day of Christmas -- Deadline for poems
And now that I've alienated everyone who isn't Catholic . . . let's play!