What Shall I Write

What shall I write
‘Ere the restless sun unveils the morn
With vapours still o'er a placid lake

While pale moonbeams on lilies adorn
The drifting mist slowly turns opaque
Some roses anxious with buds unborn
And drowsy blossoms yet to awake

What shall I write
When golden sunrays begin to smile
And the lake shimmers with ripples made

The gentle breeze which had eased erewhile
Brings life to shadows lost in the shade
Then freshen wind bear scents to beguile
As life resumes through the verdant glade

What shall I write
When the scorching sun sits up on high
And the lake gloomy in stifling heat

If the wayward wind does not pass by
Then all creatures will in haste retreat
While those able like a butterfly
Are faced with wilting flowers to greet

What shall I write
When the tired sun calls it a day
And the lake tranquil as twilight falls

Soon hopeful shadows will fade away
As the blushing moon has yet to call
While nightlife hesitates in dismay
All pursuits then grind down to a crawl

What shall I write
When the timid moon reclaims the night
And the lake bestirs as wavelets ride

While shadowy shapes sail through in flight
The whispering wind with trees confide
And creatures guided by all but sight
Leave all to luck and fate to decide

What shall I write
With such splendour gifted to delight
Will I be able to turn the tide?
There must be something that I can write
With rhythm and rhyme to coincide
In solitude will my thoughts ignite
And with eloquence through pages glide

by Loke Kok yee

Comments (10)

There must be something that I can write/With rhythm and rhyme to coincide/In solitude will my thoughts ignite........You have asked your poetic psyche many questions that come to a natural poet who sees vast manifestations of nature that baffles him to settle with the minutest aspect! Being a modern day poet, go on penning without following conventional norms of penning verses! Very insight piece of work! Loved reading it dear poet.....10
The poem is so poetic! ! no wonder another fine poet, Valsa George, writes: Simply beautiful. to MyPoemList and into my/our February 2018 'showcase' (mostly) of PH poet poems, on my PH site @ the page link: https: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/february-2018-showcase-for-and-often-by-p-h-members-poems-collected-from-willing-and-sometimes-un-willing-poets-for-your-reading-enjoyment/ bri ;)
i had some trouble deciding how to read the last two lines, due to the lack of punctuation (needed, by me) to show ends of sentence(s) . i even wondered if will was meant to be while. (to be continued) ......
more favorite lines: Then all creatures will in haste retreat While those able like a butterfly Are faced with wilting flowers to greet ....nice rhyming and with wilting alliteration please me! ! :) There are SO MANY lovely lines! ! ! but here: And creatures guided by all but sight Leaves all to luck and fate to decide...............i suggest Leave if it is the verb paired with creatures .....'creatures leave'. right? :) on not? (to be continued) .....
favorite lines so far: Some roses anxious with buds unborn And drowsy blossoms yet to awake.......i 'love' the bs! The gentle breeze which had eased erewhile ? ? ? erewhile [archaic]: a while before; some time ago. But bri does NOT speak Archaic! ! (to be continued) .....
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