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Aug 25

First Poetry Collaboration with Zorlone

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Zorlone and I collaborated on a poem together where we did an email exchange each writing a line of the poem and continuing to take turns until the poem was finished. This poem came out as the result of our first poetry collaboration, and I think it turned out nicely.

See if you can guess which lines were written by Dragonblogger and which were written by Zorlone.

At The Break of Dawn

Dark skies mirror the shadows in my soul
but moonbeams penetrate sanity into my heart

A war of worlds beats within my chest
like hummingbirds in a springtime of sweethearts.

As the bitter cold bites my skin, I know now what I must do
seek comfort in the warmth of a long forsaken memory

Return from banishment and claim the priests daughter
for I shall never be exiled with the curse of Catullus and Propertius elegies.

I made haste, preparing for a destiny forged by my own hands
this castle of serenity, soon to become an icon of my tortured past

At dawn, I faced my foes and fears at once
breaking each spell, this sorcerer’s force came but was squashed.

When at last her heart and hand were won
These darkened skies succinctly rested and its pieces – torn.

-Poem by Zorlone and Dragon Blogger

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  • http://reyjr.blogspot.com reyjr

    I’m pretty sure Doc went first then Dragonblogger 2nd – and then you took turns. :D Hehe! Am I correct?
    .-= reyjr´s last blog ..I am now a Patay Gutom Blogger =-.

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com dragonblogger

      Opposite, I wrote the first line of each pair, and Zorlone wrote the 2nd lines.

  • http://gewgawwritings.blogspot.com Jena Isle

    is there a prize for this? he he he..Let me see…hmmmm…

    Dark skies mirror the shadows in my soul – Justin
    but moonbeams penetrate sanity into my heart – Zorlone

    A war of worlds beats within my chest – Zorlone
    like hummingbirds in a springtime of sweethearts. – Justin

    As the bitter cold bites my skin, I know now what I must do =Justin
    seek comfort in the warmth of a long forsaken memory =Zorlone

    Hey guys, tell me, I’m right at least with one….

    I can’t really identify one from the other. Your lines blended like exquisitely hand woven fabric – seamless!
    .-= Jena Isle´s last blog ..IT’S JUST ME =-.

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com dragonblogger

      We kept it simple, I wrote the first lines, Zorlone wrote the second and yes they paired very well, he is an excellent poet.

  • http://hollyjahangiri.blogspot.com Holly Jahangiri

    I’m guessing the opposite of reyjr. I think you went first and Z went second!
    .-= Holly Jahangiri´s last blog ..Go Ahead and Write on the Walls…Really! =-.

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com dragonblogger

      You were right about the poetry writing order.

  • http://myunrevealedthoughts.blogspot.com madz

    I find it hard deciphering who wrote the 1st and the 2nd line of each stanza. I thought the very first line was written by Doc Z. But as I go to the succeeding stanzas, I saw the 2nd lines very much of Doc Z’s style of writing poems. :D
    .-= madz´s last blog ..On Medical Science =-.