Friday 26 October 2018

Turmoil - A Poem.

My fourth tribute is to Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), English poet, literary critic, philosopher and theologian who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets.

I have chosen these prompts from his poems, to use in my verse:

Ceaseless turmoil
Caves of ice
Demon lover

(Poem: Kubla Khan)

Phantom Light
Smothering weight
Dallied with distress
Luminous mist
Smarting wounds
Bitter grief

(Poem: Dejection: An Ode)


Inspiration in a volley
from Coleridge's Dejection;
Spill of melancholy
in poetic suffusion!


In the phantom light of a luminous mist,
Bitter grief shalt hover,
A smothering weight on soul, doth exist
Resonant memories, beneath a moonlit bower;

Ceaseless turmoil, within cavernous caves of ice
in the heart, shalt ne’er recover;
Dallied with distress, ensnared in games of vice,
smarting wounds, left by a demon lover.


Image : Natalia Drepina , DeviantArt.

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