Today’s prompt was to think of a single thing or person (a house, your grandmother, etc), and then write a poem that consists of kenning-like descriptions of that thing or person. For example, you might call a cat a mouse-stalker, quiet-walker, bird-warner, purr-former, etc. I decided to write about my beautiful children. 🙂
in this i sing a truth-song to myself–
and nurture-days consumed
by little people and big wonders.
first came the truth-seeker,
a gallant wise-heart.
the side-kick entered
with light-bearing joy,
then the fairest-of-them-all,
a God-gift of pink delight within
the package of a generous-heart.
these three and this earth-dweller
thought her soul complete.
but dare i utter my life-journey
of joyous blessing,
and forget to tell
of hardship unspeakable?
my care-wretched life lie
dashed and defeated, until
heaven sent little-wonder,
a joy-bucket of life-zest.
my little warrior-prince.
the truth song of my heart
finds melody in these four
and also in the three heaven-dwellers
who passed over earth and shot
straight to the arms of God.
when my mind and soul are sea-weary,
the melodies of the hearts-of-my-heart
carry me home.