I watch the mist of an autumn morning
creep across the fields, shrouding
the grey outline of the church
and leaving a scattering of dew.
In this moment I think of you
still chasing dreams
like a youthful robin tuning
up in preparation for the spring,
and me a wood pigeon with my loud
and mournful forecast of daily cloud.
Kim M. Russell, 4th September 2018
My response to dVerse Poets Pub Poetics: Frustration and Heartbreak, also linked to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Tuesday Platform
Frank is our host and his theme for this Tuesday’s Poetics, frustration, disappointment or heartbreak, was inspired by a poem Gerard Manley Hopkins, ‘Thou art indeed just, Lord, if I contend’, which he has shared with us.
Frank asks whether one make a poem out of frustration, or go even further and make that poem such that, when it is read, the heartbreak feels as if it is all resolved in the reading without explicitly saying how?
Frank says that made him think of the Bee Gees’ song ‘Heartbreaker’ and he has shared a version by Dionne Warwick.
Our challenge is to write a poem that is vaguely inspired by the poem or the song. Whatever frustration or heartbreak we develop may have a resolution that is subtle, nonexistent or all over the place.