‘Twas not the lark: an Aubade #poetry

โ€˜Twas not the lark, his song melodious
but rather the seagull squark which woke us
~somewhat odious~
more so the fact
that fated day had dawned when we must part:
Oh, not at morningtide, of course
(some hours hence) but still
anon, and on our love endures
enlightening our art

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Written for dVerse

Tonight, Laura hosts Meeting The Bar, and asks us to write an Aubade, which can be any one of the following:

  1. a poem evoking daybreak/greeting the dawn
  2. a poem about lovers parting at dawn

A tried to write a modern twist on the traditional Aubade, which (in English) dates back to the 17th Century.

51 thoughts on “‘Twas not the lark: an Aubade #poetry

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  1. This deserves a standing ovation! Beautiful, beautiful work done, Ingrid! โค๏ธโค๏ธ

  2. Luv the lingering sweetness of the “enlightening heart”
    Thanks for dropping by to read mine

    Much๐Ÿ’œlove

  3. Ingrid, I never thought of the seagull’s squawk as being “odious,” haha, but I am sure it was an unpleasant alarm clock and an unwelcome messenger! Love the poem, and you managed to combine the two themes seamlessly! Very striking photo of the seagull! <3

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