Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Merry Sisters of Fate --- Watcher Prompt Contest and poem

You might not be familiar with The Merry Sisters of Fate, but then again.... maybe you do know them (just not on this site).

The Merry Sisters of Fate are three authors:  Maggie Stiefvater, Brenna Yovanoff, and Tessa Gratton.   And, they have this marvelous site where they share their writing and all sorts of fantastic things.    In honor of their new blog home, they have a small contest running  --- to write something original based on this prompt, and then share it.

I did this once before, and it felt really good to compose something.   In fact, I might try to do this more often, just to stretch my writing a bit.....       I thought I'd try again, so here's my contribution:


Moving past you
“The Turret Stairs” by Frederic Burton
    in this passage,
time slows
           as  I steal as much
of an embrace as this
      narrow stair allows.

But for a promise made when I was a girl,
I would be free to be yours, not
              trapped,
smothered in the bell jar of my marriage.
All the gifts in the kingdom cannot
     undo the ache in my heart
for you.

Even as I am fixed firmly in my station,
I dream
            of climbing from the high tower,
            down to your embrace and the promises
of distant shores.

2 comments:

Pepca said...

Oh, this is so beautiful! It fits the picture perfectly and I love the sound of it and how you put the words together. Wonderful!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Beautifully written (I wandered over from the Merry Sisters)

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