Ancient Patterns

 
 
 
Celtic Passion

Long before Romeo and Juliet
I fell in love with love
Courageous Tristan, fiery Iseult
Passion that moved the earth



Greek Legends

The curiousity of Anisedora
Released all pain, suffering and evil
But Epithemeus, despite caution, loved her
Only hope remained for the world



Chinese Loyalty

The love of the Emperor
For the little nightingale
Can be forgotten for a while
But at the end of the tale

- irreplaceable.


Words by ninotaziz. All rights reserved.
Ancient patterns belong to the world.


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For Poets United and Open Link Night




38 comments:

  1. Only hope remained for the world - quite a beutiful poem which captures love. Hidden truth's well made.

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    1. Hope affects every aspect of human endeavour. Thanks Alan for making me see that.

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  2. Oh, loved the third one especially. Yes, the emperor's love for a nightingale, which may seem a small thing in the scheme of things, in the end is one of the most important things of all!

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    1. Indeed, the nightingale taught the emperor many things, above all, about real love.

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  3. it is intersting the role love has played in moving the world along...i would say i am a student of love as well...its passion can build and as assuredly destroy

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    1. It is rather quite a surprise to me that all poems were themed on love - that shows how I write without thinking, Brian :-)

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  4. I like how you went from Romeo and Juliet to Anisedora! Great depth! Beautiful and love-filled :)

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    1. Thank you Chhavi, people and characters from the ancient past inspire us with their enduring and timeless quality.

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  5. Love and patterns and connection and beauty, all addressed here. And you are right... they each belong to all of us.

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    2. Kim dear, thank you for such an inspiring prompt over at Poets United. I wanted to write about more legends and your prompt on patterns pulled it together for me.

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  6. Oh, I love this progression of verse! And the alternate patterns, symbols of those ancient loves, underscore how everything, from the beginning of time, is linked.

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    1. First and foremost, thank you Samuel for introducing us to Ghazal exactly a month ago. I have written two since then and enjoy the form, though I find it a bit difficult. Through Ghazal, I found it easier to retun to story-telling - hence, the poems this week.

      Symbols of ancient loves - so right!

      Thank you Samuel, again.

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  7. beautiful words. so many times adding images distracts form the actual wording but the connection here adds to the poems imagery. your "patterns" are lovely! very romantic.

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    1. Thank you Valli. I do not always use images, but this one called for it!

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  8. Really enjoyed this... especially the last one.

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    1. I keep updating the poems, I hope you still like the last one inspied by my idea of China loyalty.

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  9. Love that which is Celtic, such as the never ending circle, that which binds in love. Such beauty here in both words and images.

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    1. I love the never ending circles of the Celtic designs as well, Renee. Thank you...

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  10. Your ability to translate a world of feeling from literature to your own sweet synopsis is incredible;)

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    1. Katy, it is something I genuinely love doing!

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  11. Patterned verses for pics in pattern..to say that the world itself is made in patterns. So well put! each of the three points of view on passion, love and hope....

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  12. Glad you liked the patterned offering, Akila. Thank you.

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  13. Absolutely beautiful, ninotaziz! The ancients symbols of love is fascinating. Simple geometric shapes gives a sort of grandiosity, hope and conviction. Very well penned:))


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    1. Thank you Panchali. The patterns provide an inkling to vast cultures. They really belong to the world. I am just glad to share.

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  14. beautiful .. I love these patterns and the stories they hold :)

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    1. Exactly Nimue. It is amazing these patterns survived centuries, even millenia. How long will our skycrapers or even our handphones last?

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  15. thank you for a journey into myth.

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    1. Thank you Lucy for taking the journey with me.

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  16. Lovely poems! I enjoyed especially the last one!

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    1. Thank you Rosemary. It was a great prompt by Kim!

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  18. Love verbal and graphic wonderful , Chris http://velvetmedia.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thank you Chris - your first time here?

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