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02 October 2015
Today's prompt asks us to write something inspired by a favourite movie or music video. I chose something that's kind of both: the Misty Mountains Cold from The Hobbit (click the link and scroll down to read the lyrics and watch the music video/scene from the movie). I read the book as a child, watched the movie(s) as an adult, and have always been inspired by the story.

I did something a little different with the poetry form today, something I have done in the past and really enjoy: I made up my own. Today's poem is a bit like a villanelle, a bit like a ballad, but all my own thing. I hope you enjoy.

We are Returning

The mountain is on fire;
Our home is burning.
Blood is in the air;
My heart is yearning.

Now years and years have gone:
Uncounted turnings.
And every single moment
My heart is yearning.

Today we stand as one:
The dragon spurning.
Blood is in the air;
We are returning.

Far over the mountains
We are returning
To caverns deep and old,
The dragon spurning.

We leave ere break of day—
My heart is yearning.
Today we stand as one:
We are returning.

The mountain is on fire;
We are returning.
Blood is in the air;
My heart is yearning.


9 comments:

Janet Martin said...

raw writing and good on the prompt! Your words carry the reader.nicely done. I found this one challenging.

Lori said...

I love the dips and peaks. It creates a nice melody in the mind.

My link is on the page if you care to read mine,

Lori said...

I love the dips and peaks. It creates a nice melody in the mind.

My link is on the page if you care to read mine,

De said...

Your language and tone here fits the Tolkien feel so well. Awesome.

Plum said...

This is so beautiful.

Connie Inglis said...

Wow--beautiful. I enjoyed your mix of styles and could feel that yearning heart.

Sunita Prasad said...

Amazing! Loved the flow of the poem. :)

Greg said...

Nicely executed !

Georgia Koch said...

Oh! .. one of my favourite books ... and you've brought the visions alive in you lovely poem ... :) Bastet