Luoping

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Shrouded in the morning clouds;
Reclining farmlands of Luoping.
Far from the jostling crowds;
Hear the voice of maiden sing.
Clad in the colors of Irish rose;
She wove the garlands of repose.
The calming wind averts our gloom;
Golden rapeseed full in bloom.

Parallel to the sound of heart;
She gave her silent word to keep.
Announcing that she must depart;
She fled into the shadows deep.
Ignorant that the path ahead was steep.
Over the years as I assumed;
Sought to follow her trail, consumed.
Golden rapeseed full in bloom.

Long to hear her voice and sing;
As merry as the birds in Spring
Dejection causing heart to sting;
Alas! What changes time can bring.
Whisper of love’s a cherished thing;
A hundred years shall go to praise.
To fond memories with hope shall cling;
Golden rapeseed full in bloom.

A few could touch the magic strings;
Befuddle one with their glance.
Rising on its golden wings;
Golden rapeseed full in bloom.

 

Photo Credits:Β www.lazerhorse.org

Form: Ballade

“Though lovers be lost, love shall not.” _Dylan Thomas

On Transforming Friday @ Real Toads

& Open Link Night @ dVerse Poets Pub

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Comments

  1. blogoratti says:

    Luoping, a beautiful piece that reads like a song, delightful to read indeed. Thanks for that lovely piece.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  2. Such a lyrical lilt to this piece – the photos are stunning, and you capture the richness of harvest with the closing line in each stanza. Lovely!

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  3. This sounds like a song of eternal love.. wonderful!

    1. adashofsunny says:

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    2. A wonderful revisit to your song of love and beauty…

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  4. I love the song you’ve woven with the beautiful imagery…magical…thank you for joining!!

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  5. Love the beauty and flow of your words…a bit of peace in my hectic thoughts

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  6. Gail says:

    Beautiful.

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  7. Amrit Sinha says:

    This is such a beautiful moment to be in πŸ™‚

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  8. Vinay Leo R. says:

    Poetry as beautiful as that maiden’s song πŸ™‚ Enjoyed reading it, Sanaa.

    Leo @ I Rhyme Without Reason

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  9. Manicddaily says:

    Like a lovely folk song. Thanks! K.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  10. Interesting rhyme scheme for this Ballade; might like to try one sometime. Your poem is lyrical, light, & tasty; made me smile.

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  11. Marina Sofia says:

    Very melodious, it really has a folk ballad feel.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  12. kanzensakura says:

    This is a wonderful poetic form. Yours is lovely and reads like a romantic fairy tale.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  13. Mary says:

    This poem has a lovely message and rhythm, Sanaa!

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  14. This is beautiful. I like your slightly inconsistent rhyme scheme and the details throughout. Peace, Linda

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  15. I love the ballad form that you chose. Very beautiful poem, with a longing and poingnant story. Nice!

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  16. charlie zero says:

    Sanaa, this poem is beautifully enchanting and written.
    When I read it, it sings with songs of hope and creativity.

    I really enjoy and love what you’ve written here.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  17. Sabio Lantz says:

    “Golden rapeseed full in bloom.”
    Ah, how I remember those fields in Sichuan.
    Gorgeous poem.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  18. Grace says:

    Lovely beat to the verses, full of colors & golden rapeseed in full bloom ~

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  19. A fascinating poem! I am wondering if the story behind it is some old legend, or more recent and personal.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  20. Kelly says:

    A beautiful word painting that transported me to a lovely time and place…

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  21. Victoria says:

    This reminds me so much of a poem, I think, by Yeats. Just lovely.

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  22. Scott Hastie says:

    You captured the spirit perfectly here… ‘full in bloom…” Indeed! Lovely… With Best Wishes Scott

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  23. Polly says:

    Lovely lilting rhythm

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  24. Grandfather born in Ireland.. a Song
    of Irish Dance in my shoes.. a longing
    comes for me from ‘Titanic’.. THAT Irish
    Jig they do.. i don’t know if friend Maggie..
    somewhere.. 3+ Decades my Junior is Irish..
    But last night i am on A ‘Titanic’ Singing
    Dance of Irish Feat True.. This helping me..
    Remembering Fulfilling Dream.. Irish Maiden
    Song now.. Gold heArt is MineD for NOW..:)

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  25. Kathy Reed says:

    Fresh and lovely and bright and cheerful..a delight to read!

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  26. kaykuala h says:

    Will go very well into a song and dance routine. Well penned Sanaa!

    Hank

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  27. Barry says:

    This is simply beautiful. I love the refrain. What form is this? Or did you make your own form? I really like it.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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      PS: Its a Ballade πŸ™‚

  28. grapeling says:

    melodic and indeed, summery ~

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  29. Jenny Herner says:

    I love the repetition of the last line, both artistic and true. Nature’s beauty is a constant in our ever-changing lives. Lovely!

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  30. This one is a lovely song, with the refrain-like ending.

    I wonder what happened to the girl, vanished it seems. Even in the quiet innocent country there is dark mystery. Loved this!! And the Irish mention, nice touch.

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  31. I wanted to sing this as it has such a wonderful musical rhythm. Very nice! πŸ™‚

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  32. Sean Michael says:

    Nice poem. The pictures provided nice visuals, but you also painted wonderful imagery with your words.

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