Classic Hearted (To a Poet, On Her Birthday)

She waltzes with words
and swoons over syllables.
Tripping the light fantastic
with a couplet or two.

She can shuffle around
to the modern sound
with the best of the rest of them,

but oh, how that classic sound
sends her over the moon.

She delights in designing
just the right lilt in lyrical lines,
delineating worlds
with liquid language.

The tap-tap of the keyboard
sings like the scratch-scratch of a plume
to her poet’s ear.

She whirls to its beat,
complete, and completely within
her world of words.


This poem was created in response to the Prompt given over at A Dash of Sunny's Prompt Nights:  Round hour of dawning blush, come blow me a Wish – Birthday Special  It's Sanaa's birthday, so this poem is in her honor.

31 comments:

  1. I was caught by your imagery of "The tap-tap of the keyboard" versus "the scratch-scratch of a plume"

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Debra! I liked the auditory component it added.

      Delete
  2. Whistles!!❤️💖This is absolutely gorgeously penned, Rommy😍I am so overwhelmed by your kind and loving words!😘Especially adore "The tap-tap of the keyboard sings like the scratch-scratch of a plume to her poet’s ear" thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support❤️💝


    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

    ReplyDelete
  3. "She waltzes with words
    and swoons over syllables.
    Tripping the light fantastic
    with a couplet or two."

    Oh yes our dear Sanaa is quite complete in her words sphere

    thanks for dropping in to read mine Rommy

    much love...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. She dances very happily inside it.

      Delete
  4. I love this, Rommy... the way it sings so beautiful of our Sanaa, the way the poem does what it says, the smiles it births.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. P.S. The fat that the third line contains the title of one of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels makes me love the poem even more!

      Delete
    2. That reminds me, I need to reserve more Prachett from my library!

      Delete
  5. That world of words, how apt and then I saw your expression "liquid language" and I thought "No, it is an ocean!"

    ReplyDelete
  6. A wonderful birthday gift. It breaths to life an image.
    Happy Birthday to Sanaa

    ReplyDelete
  7. This has such a pleasing rhythm, a beat that keeps leading you on into the next stanza. Beautiful tribute!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm glad there was a good rhythm to it. I was aiming for that effect.

      Delete
  8. Love the rhythm of your piece, Rommy! The following lines are a joy and create a musical for the birthday girl. Simply beautiful!

    She delights in designing
    just the right lilt in lyrical lines,
    delineating worlds
    with liquid language.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's what I was going for :) Thanks Khaya!

      Delete
  9. You have perfectly described our Sanaa's poetic character!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Woot! Glad I was able to get that across.

      Delete
  10. complete, and completely within
    her world of words.

    Sanaa does it in style! Wonderful write Rommy!

    Hank

    ReplyDelete
  11. What a wonderful gift you have written for Sanaa - and i too love the writing imagery to be able to dance with words is a gift for all of us

    ReplyDelete
  12. "delineating worlds with liquid language" ... the magic of creation XXX

    ReplyDelete