Words for Wednesday
Delores from ‘The Feathered Nest’ offers six words (actually, she’s gone overboard this week and given us twelve to choose from. Twelve!! J) as a writing prompt – bovine, clandestine, divine, engine, enshrine, incline, leonine, machine, pine, ravine, recline, valentine.
Why not visit her and see what other writing has been inspired?
The Maid's Lament
He said our love would be enshrined,
He said our love would last –
He said, ‘To wed I am inclined’ –
The fatal die was cast.
His honeyed words seduced me,
We met near the ravine,
A clandestine arrangement -
He feared we might be seen.
I thought he looked so leonine,
He said I was divine,
And on the tallest broadest pine
He carved our valentine.
The engine of his passion
Beat hard within his breast,
At least that’s what he told me –
I know you’ll guess the rest.
Upon the greensward I reclined,
He took my hand in his;
What bliss was this, a simple kiss –
My fate was now defined.
For what came next was no surprise,
Except to this poor maid,
Like tables, eggs and groaning ghosts
I had been truly laid.