Posted in 28 Days of Unreason, Poetry

Day Five – “Tiring of Language”

Using today’s quote from Songs of Unreason by Jim Harrison as a title and opening line, I allowed my mind to take flight from the restrainst of language.  I unabashedly draw inspiration from Lewis Carroll for this!  Here is the full quote, followed by my poem:

“Tiring of language, the mind takes flight”  ~ Jim Harrison

Tiring of language, the mind takes flight
over the clains and the dauphinous heights
glaying and growling
no simpering blights
to beknight that keen slight
skimming the slaughter
flagging toes ‘cross wiggles
of blub-blubbing water

What chains do grape about my neck
that flings of flaying canst unbreach
what strums of heaven do I cast and reach?

Darkuous does the land lie low
flounded full by semantic pull
O! Gravital arms release me go
to that splendiferous plain
hide-seeking least ye beyond
those shape drift clouds
of wanton toadstools
and rabbited brows.

© Jilly  All Rights Reserved

Posted in Poetry

A Brief History of Silly Jilly

At four years old
Bow wow, meow
My nursery
With colors bold
Rhymes to be told
Committed there
To memory
At four years old

In kindie gard
My daddy fair
Produced a game
And with a dare
By rote I learned
St Nicholas
His journey told
To one and all
And to this day
Will give display

In days of old
Fourth grade, I’m told
A bird came down
The walk one day
A book of rhyme
Under her wing
With flies that buzz
A lilting thing
For death was not
There was no fear
At nine years old

Forgiveness from
Mine Emily
Am conquered by
A Carroll free
The Jabberwock
Hast come for me
It claims my tongue
For to proclaim
And takes its place
Within this brain
Beside the rhymes
Beneath the tree
With sugar plums
To dance with me

A gleam have I
For any near
To grab a floor
To have a hear
For meter holds
Mine own dear ear
A spell is cast
Upon my lines
Gives birth to mine
Own nursery rhymes!

© Jilly’s 2016

With a nod to Mother Goose for the photo!

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