Wednesday, February 15, 2006

 
YOU MAY HEAR ME RECITE MY POETRY ON YOUTUBE UNDER MY PEN NAME ICHTHYSCHIRO

This page illustrates ten short image poems (or Brief Words as he labelled them)of the Scottish poet WILLIAM SOUTAR (1898-1943).Five American Cinquains and five doublets ie couplets with a title.

The copyright of William Soutar's poems belongs to the National Library of Scotland, and any requests to use the poems for a commercial purpose should be sent to them at NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND.George IV Bridge,EDINBURGH EH1 1EW SCOTLAND (www.nls.uk)
***************************************************************************

#### AMERICAN CINQUAINS #####


THE LONGEST JOURNEY

Westward
As pioneers
Across life's continent,
We journey ever on from the sea
To sea.

THE CHILDREN

Apples
Serenely shine
Among the darkening leaves
As children in our consciousness
Of death.

HAPPINESS

The trees
Send forth their seed
Upon the passing wind:
And burdened is the heart which hoards
Its joy.


PROMISES OF SPRING

And since
These coloured leaves
Rise out of darkened dust,
Shall not our wintry grief unfold
A flower?

GULLS IN THE SNOW

Like gulls
Which curve in snow
Toward an unseen coast,
Our lives through falling moments lift
And pass.


****************** DOUBLETS*************************

THE SHORELESS SEA

Above the darkeness and earth's wandering hull
A frail moon hovers like a lonely gull.

COURAGE

Man's courage gleams,from a greater misery,
As a white gull against a darkening sky.

THE POOL

Not only depth but stillness must be there
If the mind's pool would show life's image clear.


DREAMS

How often like a woman with her clothes
A dream by its concealment can expose.

DETOUR

There is no doubt which is faith's devious way
As darkness is a turning to the day.

.......................................................................

PLEASE CLICK THE LINKS FOR MORE INFO ON

WILLIAM SOUTAR
AMERICAN CINQUAIN POETIC FORM
DOUBLET & COUPLET POETIC FORM
REVIEW OF FLOWERS OF LIFE *
NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND
LANTERNES POETS WEB GROUPING

...............................................................................
* My two isbn booklets namely:

SHORTHAND OF LIFE on short poetic form is available for £2:$5:5 euros} and

FLOWERS OF LIFE(over 120 cinquains of William Soutar for £5:$10;10 euros

POIEMA(a selection of Ekphrasis poems) for 10US $;10Euro note or £5.

PHANEROS(over 50 poems in the lanterne form) for 10US$;10Euro note or £5.
IMAGE MOMENTS (a selection of my haiku,cinqku and tanka) 10US $;10 Euro note or £5

apply in first instance by email to strandbg@hotmail.com with your mail address.

................................................................................

Other Educational Poetry of mine are


also can be found

in my strand guides and poetic forms series on kindle

and numerous art/poetry blogs here on blogspot by clicking my profile


This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?