Prompt #1928 Visual Prompt of the Week – Waiting for the Train

waitingforthetrain
Photo Credit: Pat Kight on Flickr

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Evening” by Raymond Carver: languid, autumn, coming, loss, exceptional, outline, hinted, suffer, longing, back, more, die

Waiting for the train one autumn afternoon
Afternoon of exceptional loss and waiting
Languid of suffering when you don’t return
Return to me, longing for you, now languid
Coming back to me all memories we share
Share but now no more for you’re not coming

I don’t really know the outline of my plan
Plan of just going where the train goes, I
Perhaps there’s some hope out there
There in the unknown place perhaps
New town, a new beginning, new me
Me and my old suitcase ready for new*

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

* The Mirror Sestet, created by Shelley A. Cephas, is a poem that can be written in one or more stanzas of 6 lines each. The specific guidelines for this form are as follows:

The first word of line 1 rhymes with the last word of line 1.
The first word of line 2 is the last word of line 1
and the last word of line 2 is the 1st word of line 1.

The first word of line 3 rhymes with the last word of line 3.
The first word of line 4 is the last word of line 3
and the last word of line 4 is the 1st word of line 3.

The first word of line 5 rhymes with the last word of line 5.
The first word of line 6 is the last word of line 5
and the last word of line 6 is the 1st word of line 5.

The Mirror Sestet can also be written in non-rhyme.
All rules must be followed except there is no 1st and last word rhyming. 

For: Prompt #1928 Visual Prompt of the Week – Waiting for the Train, Whirligig 88 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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