Nightingale Hours

Wildness floats around you,
wolf wicked,
but I’m no little girl
to be dandelion led.

I am a pebble-strewer,
hoping you’d find your way
to my hidden home.

Delight-whisperer, come
find me quick
amid the mysteries
of the sentinel forest.

Bring your power
midnight mage.
I’ve plenty of my own.
Bring your passion
moon brigand,

and see that I
am just as adept at stealing
kisses and nightingale hours
as you are.

Dream by Shelle Kennedy
See more of her wonderful art on her blog, Sunshine Shelle.


This poem was inspired by the prompt given over at Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads: Kenning and is linked to Poet's United: Poetry Pantry #340

68 comments:

  1. Oh I allow the creative use of compoundness here.. dandelion-led and pebble-strewer wow... yes you have shown you understand the concept... many poets use it for the Swedish language.

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    1. Woot! Glad I was able to pull it off.

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    2. Great to return for a second read.

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    3. Thanks for stopping by twice!

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  2. This is absolutely stunning! Especially adore "dandelion led" and " mysteries of the sentinel forest."

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  3. Fantastically inventive! Really enjoyed this wonderful piece!

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    1. Thanks! It was fun to play with the word combinations.

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  4. adept at stealing
    kisses and nightingale hours.......... OH, Love it

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  5. Love and more love! If I start quoting my favorite lines, I'll end of copying the whole thing. Really gorgeous stuff.

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    1. Thanks! This was a fun prompt to play with.

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  6. Oh, my. Swooning over these two, especially:
    "wolf wicked" and
    "dandelion led."

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    1. It was great fun to come up with phrases like that. :)

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  7. beautiful poetry i consider a magnificent write and much talen y capacitation . kisses andy

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    1. Thanks Andy, and thanks for stopping by!

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  8. So many bits I love, no breadcrumbs for this force of nature... The strength and dreamtime images are a potent brew... And so delighted my artwork got to accompany this post, thank you xox

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    1. The image had just the most perfect expression for the piece. :)

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  9. So many delcious images but I am hooked most on 'pebble strewer' and 'nightingale hours'.

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  10. Beautiful...So many delightful combinations of words...mystical fun

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  11. Ooh, yummy-lovely, very romantic. I particularly like 'moon brigand'.

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    1. That one does conjure up some interesting notions!

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  12. I could dance to that last stanza for days!

    Love the tone of this piece--sharp, sure and flirty words coming out of a speaker who seems to ready for anything.

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    1. This was amazingly fun to write. I'm glad it came out well.

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  13. Thank you for linking this gem of a poem to Prompt Nights, Rommy ❤️


    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  14. "and see that I
    am just as adept at stealing
    kisses and nightingale hours
    as you are.".............beautiful

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  15. There is nothing more alluring that a strong minded woman especially when taking on the moon brigand! What a delight to read this poem Rommy.

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    1. I enjoyed playing with the prompt to create it.

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  16. "adept at stealing
    kisses and nightingale hours...." aha..the words have started humming..a gorgeous write :)

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    1. Woot! Glad when the words start to do that. :)

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  17. and see that I

    am just as adept at stealing

    kisses and nightingale hours
    as you are.
    I love these last words, the challenge seems for the lover is to meet her at her will,,

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    1. I wanted that idea of challenge in the piece and I'm quite happy it came through.

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  18. Enjoyed reading this second time round, Rommy ❤️
    xo

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  19. and see that I
    am just as adept at stealing
    kisses and nightingale hours
    as you are

    Two can play the game of love most appropriately!

    Hank

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    1. One always hopes for a fellow player who is at least as skilled as themselves.

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  20. I am a pebble-strewer,
    hoping you’d find your way
    to my hidden home...like that!!!

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  21. I love the imagery and the use of metaphor. Usually a woman being seduced is portrayed as being coy, but this seductress of yours has the power of gravity- she's invisible, but very visibly so to whomsoever who wants to follow her.

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    1. Yes, I definitely wanted to portray someone who was direct.

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  22. Ah, I've met some wolf wicked, delight whisperers in my time! I love the little nuggets encountered one after another in your poem. Kudos to yoU!

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    1. That type certainly keeps things interesting!

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  23. I like "dandelion led" and the way that this feels like she is making a bold invitation.

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    1. Oh yes, the protagonist is not shy about her desires.

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  24. Wistfully romantic!! An enjoyable write.

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  25. Excellent piece. I love your style. Especially these:

    "wolf wicked,
    but I’m no little girl"

    "I am a pebble-strewer"

    "find me quick
    amid the mysteries"

    "I
    am just as adept at stealing
    kisses and nightingale hours
    as you are"

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  26. I especially love 'midnight mage' and 'moon brigand'.

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    1. This piece remains a favorite of mine because of the fun phrases it generated.

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  27. Oh yeah pebble strewer; no witche's cauldron for you. Luv it! feisty!

    Have a Happy St Valentine's Day

    much love...

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    1. That was a fun phrase to create. Hope yous was good as well.

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  28. just loved the way you put it...wonderful!

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