The Pensive Girl

Dear day
How you
Flew by
As I knit
Pensive
Of future
Proposals

If all were
To be like
One today
I might just
Faint in
Disbelief

A beggar in
Borrowed
Linens, he
No love in
Words,
No beauty
Came unto
Me, licked
Fair hand
Asked me
“Lady Love
Would you
Be mine?”

I fell about
Laughing
It was scary
Pigs might
Fly and sky
May ashen
Before I set
Wedlock to
One without
Any passion

But I’m just
A maid, can’t
Always choose
Posh princes or
Beggars, even
Some recluse

Till then, I
Ponder, of such
Fine red wine
Ask these wooers
“Are the pants
Yours or mine?”


For Lots of Laughter – Week 1 – Propose
For One Single Impression – Prompt 130 – Pensive
Image of Painting found here. Original work by Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, French artist of the 19th Century.

Poetry & writing to me are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

46 thoughts on “The Pensive Girl

  1. Subtle Humor throughout the poem. 🙂
    Another proposal of this type will surely stun this maiden…LOL!! 😀
    Nice work…
    All the Best for the new Meme!!

  2. Hi Leo;

    Such a pensive proposal…:))
    I could only smile, not laugh though, coz I pity the girl in a sense, I maybe like her! 🙂

    I found your new meme! Have done one haiku for several memes (OSI, HH and Lol!) Please link to OSI if I can’t do so later…thanks! 🙂

    Yours,

    Amity

    • like the intro at LOL says, a smile is also good, if it spreads.. 🙂

      one haiku for three memes? Amity, you’re getting lazy 😛 get back to writing more..!!

      sure, will link, if not already done.

  3. A fun take on a proposal to a young girl. Made me LOL reading these lines..

    ” No beauty
    Came unto
    Me, licked
    Fair hand ”

    Poor maiden is now so pensive about her future proposals.

  4. This is nice, Leo. With a little lightening up at the end:

    Are the pants
    Yours or mine
    ?”

    This changed the tone of the whole poem. That girl will be sorry no matter who has the pants. I am betting on that! 🙂
    ..

  5. Thanks Leo, what a beautiful poem.. I was mildly shocked after reading the last two lines.. what an imagination.. man..And thank you.. a big thank you.. for teaching me Haiku.. I am enjoying so much.. and thanks for your wonderful words on my 100th post..

    • haha 🙂 thanks Rameshji.. yeah, the last two lines got some different thoughts right? 🙂 glad u liked my imagination.. and ur welcome for the haiku.. u r doin gr8 with it 🙂

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