Golden Hour

Winter sun slants low,
cold but golden.

Shadows overflow
field edges, ditches

and hedges, while
dusty light glows

in the windows
of the ancient church

and on the walls of the old barn,
amber as the eyes of an owl.

Kim M. Russell, 30th January 2020

Image result for paintings and artwork golden winter sun reflectting off the windows of a church or an old barn
‘A Farmyard’ by Sir George Clausen, 1893 – image found on royalacademy.org.uk

My response to dVerse Poets Pub Meeting the Bar: The music of alliteration, assonance, and consonance

This week Björn is our host for Meeting the Bar, and he has reminded us about how to use alliteration and explored the musical qualities you get when you use it well.

Today Björn would like us to try using different types of assonance and consonance in any poem of our choice, listen to how it sounds, and see how we can enhance the connection between the letters we use and the meaning of our poems. Although he advises us not to overdo it – a few cases within the poem is enough.

31 thoughts on “Golden Hour

  1. I am not really qualified to comment on technique but reading your poem does something to my heart, takes me back to a cherished time perhaps, a time when I too remember the slant of that winter sun, and each of your stanzas are micro poetry on its own to me.

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  2. I am not really qualified to comment on technique but reading your poem does something to my heart, takes me back to a cherished time perhaps, a time when I too remember the slant of that winter sun, and each of your stanzas are micro poetry on its own to me.

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