Tuesday, February 13, 2018

She Built a Nest, To Give Her a Place of Rest

artwork by Catrin Welz-Stein





















She built a nest within her head
in hopes to hatch new dreams
creating a kingdom, a fortress
keeping her safe, until her knight
finds  his way to her....

She built a nest within her head
in the palm of her hand a songbird
under dazzling starlight, songs
echo through whispering trees
sonnets of love filling misty air

She built a nest within her head
dancing under golden moonlight
on feather light feet, embracing
distant melodies, poetic verses
spilling from her heart

She built a nest within her head
dreaming of romantic courtship
in a garden of roses, a troubadour
gently strums a seductive tapestry
of sound...

She built a nest within her head
woven with love twig by twig
held together with earthly soil
an intricate design to weather
the storms of her mind...

She built a nest within her head
in hopes to hatch new dreams
creating a kingdom, a fortress
a place for her to rest
a place for her to believe

Today we are writing to the artwork
of Catrin Welz-Stein - Lillian is 
hosting. 

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18 comments:

  1. I like the idea of building a nest to hatch dreams.

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  2. This mysterious woman, so spiritual. The imagery is so evocative of an etherial being

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  3. Lovely thoughts and form! The rhyme and meter sound like a ballad.

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  4. I was immediately captured by the opening lines and was delighted that they were repeated in each stanza - very effective. Your poem is so dreamlike and 'feather light'! And I agree with Lynn about the rhyme and meter sounding like a ballad.

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  5. A nest to house and let the dreams hatch as they may sure is a great way at any bay.

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  6. That's a really good interpretation of the artwork. We all build nests.

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  7. LOVE the repetition in each stanza and then the added closure of the almost-completely-repeated first stanza at the end...with that final statement, "a place for her to believe."
    And these words,
    "poetic verses
    spilling from her heart"
    seem absolutely a sublime description of her demeanor. I love this image (I used it to) and you've written so beautifully for it. The flow and feeling...so very well done!

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  8. Oh, True, this is truly magic.
    I want that nest.

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  9. Hi Truedessa - lovely poem .. I shall be dreaming of nests in my head today ... really clever - cheers Hilary

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  10. "She built a nest - a fortress
    a place for her to believe" I can relate to that

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  11. Your next to last stanza is very strong; for me it is the heart of the piece. This prompt was tailor-made for you--as you found the mythos, fantasy & magic in the art.

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  12. The repetition works so well... amazing how humans can build fantasies like that...

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  13. Happy Valentine
    May it be like a very good wine :)

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  14. So wonderful! Isn't that what we poets do, build a place to rest, to believe?

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  15. I love the nest in her head whrre she hatches dreams. My new favourite of yours, my friend. So beautiful.

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  16. Hope you had a great Valentine's Day!
    I love this image and I love your words!
    Big Hugs!

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  18. beautiful tribute to this lady with the downcast eyes, you seemed to read her mind.

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