Above All

Willo-the-whisp shimmers

Shrouds moon in



New moon to wax crescent

Full moon wanes –



Star-drenched night, full with light –




This week, on dVerse Meeting the Bar, Victoria introduces us to Tilus poetry, created by Kelvin S-M. This is true micro-poetry, three lines long, with 6 syllables in the first line, 3 syllables in the second line and 1 syllable in the final line. The first two lines should form the first part of the poem, with the final line forming the second part. As Kelvin says:-

The main focus of Tilus is on the world of Nature, and how it can open a new door to a wider understanding of life and beyond. The form aims to be epic in emotions expressed, more importantly, than to be epic in words.”

I have offered three separate poems, which when taken together, I hope fulfil this! And yes, I know it’s cheating, using three, but hey… πŸ™‚

Please pop over to dVerse to see how others have risen to the challenge!



47 thoughts on “Above All

  1. These made me smile. When I studied psych in college they insisted full moon behavior is a myth. I disagreed with the prof…as a nurse, saw too many weird things. And I was off the wall last night…beautiful reflections on her, though.

  2. cool. i like how your single word is a near rhyme in the first two…ah i love me some moon…tough time to have kids though…ha…it def affects behavior…def can be quite magical though…smiles.

  3. Tilus 2 gathered my glee; nice use of the form, & yes, I photograph totem poles all along the NW coast, & am fascinated by many of them. West Seattle has one at a viewpoint that is 50 years old, & they let it fade to natural wood, all the paint worn off my weather; quite a sight in naked wood.

    1. Those totems sound beautiful. Strangely, there is a shop in my town (Brighton, England) that is dedicated to Native American arts and crafts. They have new, vintage and antique items for sale, and a beautiful section of a totem pole that was made for them. It’s strange to see in the UK, but Brighton is a bit quirky like that.

  4. I enjoyed looking at the sky through your tiluses, Freya. I particularly like the idea of the eerie will-o’-the-wisp shrouding the moon and the star-drenched night is another very evocative image.

  5. I have a soft spot for poems about the moon. These three poems together make a wonderful trio, and I think may be nice to use while meditating. It’s a peaceful and beautiful piece.

  6. Freya, all these three tilus are wowen with such deepness & clarity that i truly like. You’ve used the moon which personally is an ideal subject for this form. All in all great accomplishment. Thank you & hope you enjoyed writing Tilus. Smiles.

    1. Thank you so much, Kelvin. I loved this form of yours and had so much fun writing them! It certainly made my train journey home pass in a flash, I was so focused on the process. I’m very glad you enjoyed them πŸ™‚

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