Category Archives: Prose Poetry

~ Prose (Part I)


~ Prose (Part I)
Winter is nipping at Autumns multicolored train, trimmed in gold she rivals the Sun.

This morning she woke with Winters first breath clinging to flora, fauna, her terra firma 

Abode, chilled. She longs to continue her flamboyant promenade throughout the countryside, knowing in her wake beauty blooms and eyes behold the brush of Gods hand.
O’Prunty 
10/17/17

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~ As Dawn Broke


 

Clouds merged

Fog lay dense, heavy

Ghostly images of tree lines

Scattered amongst the gray;

No shadow of existence

Just the caul of the crow

Caught within the grip

Of a macabre morning

Perched on a crumbling

Headstone

Unattended…all…alone.

 

O’Prunty

9/20/17

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~ FLowers for Mother


Flowers for Mother

 

She picked the petals
One by one,
Tossed them ‘neath
A sultry sun,

 

A waft of wind
Carried them away;
As Mother
Received an earthly bouquet

 

A sorrow-filled daughter,
Here, earthbound
Picked herself
Up from the ground…

 

Recalling words her Mother
Once said:

 

“Death has no hold on memories,
when I am gone, that’s where you’ll find me;
the mind is a garden full of delight –
search my daughter with all your might,
and cast away all thoughts of sorrow
we’ll meet again in tomorrows, morrow”.

 

O’Prunty
6/29/17
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~Thoughts Glide


Poetic thoughts glide across my tongue as dainty feet, waltzing a marble floor,

Wrapped in word, my mind soars beyond the either and I surpass self

I am neither here or there, but, suspended between realms; weightless

Shall I sing of the Ancient?  Shall I sing at all?

Yet nimble fingers strike keys with such tenacity, I have answered myself.

 

O’Prunty

6/26/17

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~ Persephone ~


~ Persephone ~
The vale of Enna, where posies abound,

She tenderly plucks them from the ground,

Demeter as always, favors the soil,

With an abundance of growth that does not toil.
Oh sing a hymn to Demeter,

Suffer her anguish and pain,

Oh sing a hymn to Demeter,

Her Mysteries to obtain. Her Mysteries to obtain.
Hades spying from his dark, dank kingdom,

The girl glowing in the sun – her whimsical freedom,

Refuses to free the posies in hand,

And she falls and falls through the gap in his plan.
Demeter searches but can not find her precious Persephone,

To the ends of the earth, to no avail – all feel her agony,

In her grief no crops grew and famine threatened all,

The land lay bare and desolate, be it winter, spring, summer or fall.
Oh sing a hymn to Demeter,

Suffer her anguish and pain,

Oh sing a hymn to Demeter,

Her Mysteries to obtain. Her Mysteries to obtain.
From her Olympian abode she fled,

Disguised among mortals she bows her head,

Childless mother in grief and despair,

Nursemaid to another awaited her there.
The gift of immortality she would bestow,

By the burning fire that set his face aglow,

Had M not discovered her at her task,

By fire P would be immortal at last.
In time the culprit was revealed,

And to mighty Zeus she placed her appeal,

Hermes errant in his quest to Hades did descend,

Demanding the abductor release Persephone, his friend.
Hades refused with defiance and glee,

Stating Persephone did eat with me,

By this of course now she was bound,

A pomegranate held her beneath the ground.
Oh sing a hymn to Demeter,

Suffer her anguish and pain,

Oh sing a hymn to Demeter,

Her Mysteries to obtain. Her Mysteries to obtain.
Zeus in his wisdom devised a plan,

With authority he spoke; placed his demand,

Persephone would spend two-thirds with her mother,

And one-third time he gave to Hades; his brother.
Of Persephone it is often said,

When she lives with the dead,

The land lay in similitude.

But when she arises to greet the sun,

Demeter’s work is then begun,

And the land is born anew. And the land is born anew.
Oh sing a hymn to Demeter,

Suffer her anguish and pain,

Oh sing a hymn to Demeter,

Her Mysteries to obtain. Her Mysteries to obtain.
C/ A. L. O’Prunty

2/20/02

Revised 2/25/02
One of my first poems published on Word Press. Also appears in my chapbook, “Selected Snippets” by Poetess A. L. O’Prunty; published 2012; Middle Island Press.
Enjoy my Mythology lovers 🙂

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~ Soon


Soon
Soon
My Dove will fly
Welcoming me once more
Entwined, together, we’ll soar
To heights unknown
As ever before
To fall feather light
Dreaming.
O’Prunty ©
12/13/15

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~ As the Clock Unwinds


~ As The Clock Unwinds
My love grows old

I grow older still

Entwined as the vine

Our hearts

Vast as the oceans wide

Our memories

Yet fleeting, this time,

This precious time

As the clock unwinds-
We’ve known love

We’ve known loss

Rode the turbulent waves

Where life set us adrift

Loyalty was the lift

Dedication carried

Commitment binding

As the earths clay

In death we’ll lay

Side by side
To rise once more

As true love must;

Such a rarity 

In these, these

Troubling times,

As the clock unwinds.
O’Prunty 

11/24/15

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In honor of my Parents, so happily married 56 years, til Mother passed in 2012 – “there is an empty space, which no one can replace”.

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