Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Full Moon Walk

Alternating homophonic and rhyming lines. 

Full Moon Walk

A tentative calm, a
Feeling found
Attentive comma,
(I missed a sound)
I've found another 
Place to fit it
Five hounds and others
Race to fitted
Star-sung serenades
Broken by clouds
Stars hung air in a 
Redolent shroud 
A cape for a spell
Sereneness crept
Escape for a spell
In measured step
A frog and crickets
Humming in tune
Off rocks and creek, it's
Dawn all too soon

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Barroom Photographs

Six-syllable lines with even-lined rhyming. Intended meter of unSTRESSED unSTRESSED unSTRESSED.

"Might've" is not in the dictionary (also absent are "could've" and "would've"). I use them anyway, as I've always used them in speech.


He might've said too much
That man that does'nt speak
Confessing to a beer
The secrets that he keeps

And she, the quiet-eyed
Presents herself demure
A dear old-fashioned prop
A part of her allure

Perhaps they shared a sigh
Behind the picturesque
Enunciated grins
And unencumbered jest

She might have been distraught
Or walked amongst the rain
The liquid on her cheeks
Are maybe but a stain

He might have been renowned
Or roughly debonair
He might have made a toast,
That man that was not there

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Specimen A

I didn't feel like writing last week, so I didn't.  I didn't feel like writing this week, but I managed to churn out a sub-par backwards and forwards piece.  I think I need to alternate styles more; I'm getting burned out on the two forms I've focused on this year.

Specimen A

Remarkable Specimen A
Sitting still
All after curiosity
Whether it feels
It's studied
Probing instruments
Precisely measured
Measured precisely
Instruments probing
It feels it
Weathered curiosity
After all,
Still sitting
A specimen remarkable