English: A lithograph by Nathaniel Currier sup...

English: A lithograph by Nathaniel Currier supporting the temperance movement. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lost Temperance

Dubious restraint
Bees stings and honey for mead
The nectar of gods

Emotional Waterfall

Unwanted deluge
Powerful, lacking constraint
Downpours and meltdowns

Heart of the Pride

Vicious defender
Lioness births her kitlings
Temperance renewed

With today’s writing prompt from Carpe Diem, I’ve written poems about temperance.  It’s an interesting thing to think about, which I question with each of these poems. 

In my first, is the lost temperance on the part of the brewer and drinker of the mead?  Or is it on the part of the stinging bees who lose their golden treasure?

Emotional Waterfall brings to mind the diluting water that can render alcohol to be less effective.  But in this case it’s not alcohol that lacks constraint, it’s the water.  Is it because it’s source is uncontrolled snow melt?  Or uncontrollable emotions?

Finally, a lioness will guard, cherish, protect and defend.  Toward them, she shows great temperance.  But toward others, it’s a temperament of a different kind.


About ewdupler

Gene is an avid outdoorsman, loves reading and is known to put pen to paper (well, he types) as an amateur poet.
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5 Responses to Temperance

  1. artmusedog says:

    Creative thinking and writing ~ enjoy ^_^

  2. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    We could all do with those unwanted deluges!


  3. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    I meant to say “without”!

  4. kz says:

    powerful set. i loved that last haiku….Heart of the Pride… conveys balance ^^

  5. Great set.. especially the öast one.

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