Tuesday, April 30, 2013

IGWRT's A-Z Poem "Wordsworth & Coleridge"


"A-Z - Wordsworth & Coleridge"

A book, candlelight,
dreams...

expectations flicker,
glorious hopes,
idealists,

jilted karma,
lady-luck maligned -
nourishing opium

poetic quality
revolutionary!

Stanzas, temperaments,
unappreciated.

Visionary Wordsworth,
(e)xhausted youthful zeal.

by Margaret Bednar, April 30, 2013

Wordsworth & Coleridge were two gifted young poets who lived during tumultuous times (French Revolution) and formed a youthful and exhilarating friendship, but differences doomed an otherwise brilliant partnership.  Youthful zest can only fly so far, and they ended up parting ways.  They did reconcile a bit later in life, but... I haven't read that far yet.  The book is "The Friendship"

Linked with Imaginary Garden with Real  Toad's "A-Z Poem"

22 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Ha! We both ended with youthful zeal, but your poem is far more poetic than mine. This is the fine wine of A-Z poetry, for sure.

Kay L. Davies said...

This is beautiful, Margaret. You deserve to do something more fun than fold clothes this afternoon.
I must read that book!
K

Emma Major said...

I'll.add that book to my list. I loved the poem, especially the end

Brian Miller said...

pretty cool write...i have actually read more coleridge than i have wordsworth actually...and know very little of their story...but you have intrigued me...

Susie Clevenger said...

This is lovely. Your alphabet flowed with poetic beauty. I must put that book on my list also.

Hannah said...

You set the scene and tone so well and within the A-Z form it amazes me...well done, Margaret!!

Marian said...

impressive! and i'm totally adding that to my list of books to read, too :)

Maggie Grace said...

Definitely impressive and a joy to read!

Poet Laundry said...

Wow, Margaret. This is so well done. It is a bit sad when youthful zeal gets exhausted!

aprille said...

Brilliant: you managed to insert a theme in this prompt and worked it through beautifully. Those two poets seem so incompatible in restrospect.
I have you know that I sat in the chair where Coleridge sat on the first reading of the Ancient Mariner. In the house that Wordsworth rented. Since then a hotel, and this chair stood in the bar.

Peggy said...

Wow excellent!

Susan said...

O those competitive Romantics! It's hard to be a genius all the time, you know, especially when you have to rebel and disagree! I like historical setting poems with real people in them. You handled content, prompt, and form extraordinarily well!

Lisa Gordon said...

This is beautiful, Margaret, and I love the photo you chose for it.

Akila G said...

A beautiful end to a wonderful journey!

Helen said...

You certainly did not disappoint .. lovely poem ~ not easy to do it a-z!

VaNdAnA ShArMa said...

NICE CREATION.

Ella said...

Beautifully done~
It is enchanting-I now want a glass of wine ;D

Fireblossom said...

Ah, you put me to shame this time, Margaret. This is really neat.

Ginnie said...

Hmmmm. I had no idea about any of this, Margaret. Most interesting!

Lolamouse said...

Very interesting about the poets and expressed in a beautiful poem as well! Bravo on this one!

girlwiththepen1118 said...

I'm a Wadsworth fan... your collaboration in forming and combining their writing elements is endlessly stirring for me, a bridge is built here.

Doctor FTSE said...

Very good. It's amazing how many words there are in English beginning with A through Z.