I love writing poetry; I especially like weaving layers of meaning into poetry … which makees today’s prompt especially fun for me!Today I offer “argyle” …
From wikipedia …
“An argyle (occasionally argyll) pattern is made of diamonds or lozenges. The word is sometimes used to refer to an individual diamond in the design, but more commonly refers to the overall pattern. Most argyle contains layers of overlapping motifs, adding a sense of three-dimensionality, movement, and texture. Typically, there is an overlay of intercrossing diagonal lines on solid diamonds.
The argyle pattern derives from the tartan of Clan Campbell, of Argyll in western Scotland, used for kilts and plaids, and from the patterned socks worn by Scottish Highlanders since at least the 17th century (see illustrations in History of the kilt). These were generally known as “tartan hose”.”
My family has it’s share of genealogy buffs; in their research I have found I am descended from both The Bruce & The Wallace – I’m not sure if I am related to the Clan Campbell (on pain meds right now & thinking is …. fuzzy). However, I do know that I was pulled towards “all-things-celtic” long before I got the actual verification of the Fae blood. Much of the attraction for me is that layering of legend and meaning on top of other legends and meanings.
I could, at this point, devolve into a whole trestise of meanings – but I more than half suspect my pain relief will hobble my expressig myself . So I leave you to explore this prompt on your own.
If you wish to share it via “comments” I would be pleased to read it. I myself have been trying to write my own poems through this fog. (My “Lfe Jacket” poem took an unexpected serene twist) I will try to update the posts when I feel I’m able without too much embarassment or offense. (My verbal inhibitors are nebulous right now.) (As it is, I was alone too much today and have pushed my recouperation too fast; my shoulder feels like a hunk of dead meat ~ this is going to be a long three weeks,)
Anywho … Ariel out.