Saturday, March 31, 2012

~A~

Today is the 1st day for the A to Z Challenge and I am ready!

My theme: My W.I.P. and my 1st attempts at poetry.

I will post a poem based on some aspect of my current work in progress whether that be a character or an important theme. So here is my first entry, based on the letter 'A' for my main female character, Ailith. I hope you enjoy it.

                                       Ailith


Once human, blessed only to live a moment. 
She transforms, a glittering butterfly
Unfurling her wings. Appearing fragile
As she flutters about uncertain, impulsive
Thoughtlessness remaining within, obscuring
Her light, one wrong decision after another.

Darkness gathers, surrounding the butterfly.
Duty thrust aside
For love. She dooms her world,
Fails her god. Glitter fades as
Allusion is revealed. Divinely 
Chosen, imperfect, a caterpillar with broken wings.

23 comments:

Siv Maria said...

Very nice! Love this line..."Her light, one wrong decision after another."

Rachel Morgan said...

I like the name Ailith :-) And what a cool idea you've got for your A to Z posts. This poem is kind of like a teaser, letting us know little bits about your character... I'd like to know how they fit into your story!

Sylvia van Bruggen said...

wow I love this poem! you really have to keep on writing poetry!

Greetings from the A to Z trail,
Sylvia @ Playful Creative

originaloflaura said...

I like your theme for the A to Z challenge! I was debating changing mine, since I also have a WIP I should be attending to... but I figure the "Awesome Lady Authors" will inspire me to become one of their ranks as well. :)

Looking forward to reading more of your blogs!

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Duty thrust aside for love....how tragic. Great A to Z theme...

Sabrina A. Fish said...

Thanks, Siv.

Sabrina A. Fish said...

Thanks, Rachel. I was really nervous about attempting poetry. This first one, at least, seems to be not too bad. *grin*

Sabrina A. Fish said...

Thanks, Sylvia. Your comment is a fabulous confidence booster.

Sabrina A. Fish said...

I liked learning about all the awesome lady authors out there. I, too, hope to be one of them someday. *wink*

Sabrina A. Fish said...

Thanks so much. What is a good story without a little tragedy?!! *wink*

Tara Tyler said...

alluring!
great first poem and intro to your characters!

oceangirl said...

Hello Sabrina, nice to meet you. Nice poem. There's an awesome poets pub at dVersepoets.com .

Rena said...

Love that last line.

Fun idea for the AtoZ.

I'll be back.

Monkey said...

Hi, nice to meet you! :) Great poem!

Rena J. Traxel said...

I love your theme! Is your WIP written in verse?

christopherstarr said...

Great theme. I think the lines that got me where "She dooms her world, fails her god." Heavy stuff--I love it! Now I wanna know what happened...

Sabrina A. Fish said...

Thanks so much.

Sabrina A. Fish said...

Thanks. I am not sure yet that I consider myself a poet by any stretch of the imagination, but I'll definitely check it out.

Sabrina A. Fish said...

Glad you like, Rena. I hope the rest of this experiment works out as well.

Sabrina A. Fish said...

Thanks so much.

Sabrina A. Fish said...

Not at all. Though I do have a prophecy written in verse. I am just a fantasy writer using poetry to tighten my writing a bit.

Sabrina A. Fish said...

Ah, thanks so much. My WIP will hopefully be published someday, then you can find out!

R.A.Desilets said...

Super awesome poem - and nice way to introduce your characters as a teaser! Excited to read more from you!