Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Hark! Hark!


The Lark at heaven’s gate sings
like a snow Goth minstrel.


Halo punked and wings pierced,
she’s zipped her fawn boots to the knee.
With lips that ope to concert lights,
she head bangeth to a little rhapsody.

A newly wired electronic harp

finds psychedelic love in angel tunes.
Soulful notes are amplified
through manna snorted melodies.

She screeches for thee, oh human one
To shuffle off that mortal coil
For heaven paints a picture bright,
but it ought not to be as bad.




** Inspired by a few lines from the 'Bard.'







28 comments:

  1. This is a very potent collection of words and images, Karishma. I love the punkish angel of the first stanza, and the way you mixed it up with archaic terms.

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    1. Kerry!!! I have to thank you for the lovely probes you come up with every day!! That is seriously commendable work :)
      I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for your encouragement!

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  2. This is really witty - I especially love "she head bangeth to a little rhapsody".

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    1. What's heaven without a little bit of punk rock :P I couldn't help but feel that we didn't need to portray it to be such a perfectly nice world up there. Thanks for stopping by, Sherry :)

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  3. Goth Shakespeare-love it! Very cool how you seamlessly combine Old World with new.

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    1. Hehe. I appreciate thy comment! :P
      Thanks Lola.

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  4. Love this...I agree with Lolamouse...you doth breathe old life into new

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    1. Merci beaucoup, Susie! I hope the bard doesn't shiver in his grave wondering how he was somehow responsible for getting heaven all punked up! :P

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  5. This is a unique direction!! I enjoyed the same as Sherry for a fave line!

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  6. Nice. Love your word play.

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  7. I love the tone of your words...it felt like an enchanting dance to me. I have to read it again ;D

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    1. Thank you, Ella. I love your page too! You write very well :)

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  8. I really enjoyed this! Thanks!
    K

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  9. Haha...she is a thoroughly modern Angel, isn't she!
    This was very witty, clever, and made me smile ..thank you :)

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  10. I like the psychedelic angel playing soulful notes ~

    Nice to meet you ~

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  11. This made me smile. That is some angel - with punked halo and pierced wings and electronic harp. I say...why not? Nice meeting you here at Real Toads!

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    1. Thanks Mary. Nice meeting you too!! Cheers to Real Toads :)

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  12. How perfect! Heaven is a GothBar--why merely play at death with such a wonderful staging? I think Shakespeare would love it. Favorite phrase: "manna snorted melodies"!

    PS: You get another wow for using "Cymbeline" and linking it to "Hamlet."

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    1. I like the sound of GothBar :) Thank you so much for your comment. It's been really encouraging :D

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  13. Perfect and lyrical...."manna snorted melodies" I think it will stay in the mind for a time...

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