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:

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

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  2. 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!

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

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

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

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

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  4. 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!

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

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

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

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  6. alluring!
    great first poem and intro to your characters!

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

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    1. 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.

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  8. Love that last line.

    Fun idea for the AtoZ.

    I'll be back.

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

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

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

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    1. 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.

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  11. 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...

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

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

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