A Dozen Poems, with Room for More!
(This is now also an entry in the Poem in Your Post Blog Hop--a way to meet other bloggers who love poetry)
Thanks again to Lindsay for being our host for this month! =)
She describes her poem as "more than just a valiant failure"--which reminds me a little of Hilaire Belloc's estimation of the first Crusade as "nothing but an epic" . . . and a lot of my own May poem. =P
I hope she and I aren't setting the trend for everyone else . . .
Question: Where to now?
Last year you asked me, "Why not Compostela?"
Why not the place for pilgrims by the sea,
The point of all returns for yester-Europe,
Where Church and State and Oath and Faith
And how easy for me
To weasel out of what I knew
My soul had been born to do:
I fought Compostela.
"Home, St. James!" you prayed before beginning:
Before the journey of a thousand years,
An age of ancient faith ever renewing,
Where crown and cross and Wine and Host
Were the mysterious gears.
And how sudden my tears
When we two met the other day:
My soul, your soul on the way.
With no more thought for sinning,
I sought Compostela.
As those who pay attention to numbers have already guessed, "Word & Question" is about to turn a year old! How many poems have you produced since we started playing?
I also have a great idea for June, which I'm assuming hosting duties for. (You can breathe easily for another month, Ellen!) In celebration of the anniversary, I propose a special challenge. For one month only, "Word & Question" shall be . . . "Place & Question"!!! =P
We won't actually be changing the name of the game, but we'll be using the names of places instead of just any words. And yes, this added complication means there will be a giveaway involved! You know I like to do something special every June! ;-)
EDIT: Welcome to all Poem in Your Post hoppers! If you'd like to join "Word & Question" in the future, please read the rules and schedule on this blog's Playing Poetry page. I hope to see you all soon! =)