Thursday, May 17

A Poem for Thursday





Did Lewis walk these woods?
And with his brother, once
Play hide and seek
On  a warm summer afternoon?

And did he get the idea for Narnia
As he followed these paths...
And did he see 
The same light come?

Over the hill
Beyond the ferns
Was Aslan rejoicing 
Dancing with the trees?

I hope he smiled
I smiled.


Posted for Poetry Jam
and Free Write Friday 
dVerse have a challenge as well...sprung rhythm...4 or 5 feet per line with the beat at the first ...so maybe this will make it!

This wood is in the County of Down and is just behind the town where C.S.Lewis was born. it's an ancient wood and quite mystical.....Wonderful!

18 comments:

  1. I'm sure he DID. Who could fail to be influenced by such exquisite woodland. Beautiful.

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  2. love it - picture poem and idea - I smiled too

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  3. Gerry every thought of fiction has a root in reality and Narnia was probably found just behind that tree in the foreground.

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  4. I love this - I'll be he DID walk there & dream of Narnia :)

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  5. thankyou lovely bloggers for your comments!

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  6. Narnia is one of my fave movies! And your piece is just as magical! Nice pen!

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  7. Oh I bet he did and, I bet he'd smile too knowing that someone else sees the world the way he saw it.
    Lovely pic and verse. :)

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  8. smiles. i would smile as well...you know aslan and narnia were planted firmly in his mind well before then....dawntreader is my fav of the books...

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    1. hey which poem were you linking in, it just went to the main page...happy to see you! smiles.

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  9. Oh, I love how you brought in the literature here... and the wonderment in it all...

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  10. Very beautiful, poem idea composed with the place in mind There is a sense of contemplation throughout. The meter is novel. I think I'd have to hear you read it to know how to hear it; but if not strictly to Hopkin's ideas regarding sprung rhythm, it seems to me to be close. Well written. I enjoyed it.

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    1. I've tried with the beat on the first of every other line as I've left the lines short. It turns it in to a question and I hope a wondering...but whether it's a sprung rhythm? not sure. thanks for the thoughts
      Beachanny.

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  11. (Better Narnia than the Space Trilogy.)

    I like the idea of the same light

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  12. ah - would love to know when he did get the idea for narnia and how he worked out that fantastic stories...a walk in the woods is inspring and refreshing for sure and sometimes puts wings to the phantasy...

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  13. Very cool idea! And wonderful close. k.

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  14. No he found Narnia in his wardrobe! xx

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  15. That's very beautiful, Gerry,
    Cheers
    Grethe ´)

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  16. Those woods and trees have inspired writings and movies ~ I like to think it did ~

    Nice work ~

    http://a-sweetlust.blogspot.ca/2012/05/summer-flight.html

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