Great Aunt Astri : Writing

THE BALLAD OF THE BATTLE OF THE BIRD TABLE

THE BALLAD OF THE BATTLE OF THE BIRD TABLE

A Poem by Great Aunt Astri


A ballad, quatrains of syllables 8,6,8,6, iambic metre and abac rhyming. There are many different forms of ballad.
BLOOD MOON ARISING

BLOOD MOON ARISING

A Poem by Great Aunt Astri


T'is the break of dawnOn an eerie October morn.An owl screeches, searing the air.The wolves howl, as if in fear.All creatures from far and wide,Look t..
THE BUBBLE OF MUD

THE BUBBLE OF MUD

A Poem by Great Aunt Astri


Early poem written when I was a teenager.
The Much Maligned Pigeon.

The Much Maligned Pigeon.

A Poem by Great Aunt Astri


When I saw this pigeon on the bird table, I was reminded of D H Lawrence's poem, 'The Snake'. ;- ' A snake came to my water trough ....'
The Sparrows Call

The Sparrows Call

A Poem by Great Aunt Astri


The sparrows came at sunriseand flew into the apple tree.The apples looked temptingly ripe,resplendent in their skins,green and glossy.The birds hoppe..
SUNNY DAYS OF YORE

SUNNY DAYS OF YORE

A Poem by Great Aunt Astri


A collaboration between Barleygirl and myself.
MY DOPPELGANGER

MY DOPPELGANGER

A Poem by Great Aunt Astri


I love my good-maker,But I laugh atmy Doppelganger.He is such a naughty little boy, He is such a silly little boy.He roars at me,He growls at me,He ho..
A DROP IN THE OCEAN WAVE

A DROP IN THE OCEAN WAVE

A Poem by Great Aunt Astri


The waters in the still oceanlie quiet, waiting in anticipation.The wind murmurs above, gently,caressing the smooth surface,coaxing a wave into existe..
One-eyed Witch

One-eyed Witch

A Poem by Great Aunt Astri


Dreams can be very seemingly real sometimes.
SPECKLED LOVE

SPECKLED LOVE

A Poem by Great Aunt Astri


Enjoying the garden so much in this lovely summer weather, I just had to post this old one up.

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