Day 4- Today’s prompt (optional, as always). One of the most popular British works of classical music is Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations. The “enigma” of the title is widely believed to be a hidden melody that is not actually played, but which is tucked somehow into the composition through counterpoint. Today I’d like you to take some inspiration from Elgar and write a poem with a secret – in other words, a poem with a word or idea or line that it isn’t expressing directly. The poem should function as a sort of riddle, but not necessarily a riddle of the “Why is a raven like a writing desk?” variety. You could choose a word, for example, “yellow,” and make everything in the poem something yellow, but never actually allude to their color. Or perhaps you could closely describe a famous physical location or person without ever mentioning what or who it actually is.
Hmmm, I gave it a try, not sure if I nailed it.
Seasons could be any,
Summer, winter, monsoon or spring,
In celebration or in misery,
Life events could be any,
Memories however oldest or recent,
You do not need any reasons,
All dentist merely recommends,
Any day or at any time,
Even if the clock strikes late,
Adults or kids age has no constraints,
There is always space for it,
Despite you are hungry or full,
Just at the sight or at the name,
We all go drooling over it…..
(c) by Preethi B