Friday, 12 July 2013

Thursday, 11 July 2013

A bit of fun with personification... of an emotion.

The Legacy of Lindsay Lust

When Lindsay Lust first set her sights
on Henry, for some sport.
I wonder if she realised
the changes she would wrought.
For Henry's brain had journeyed south,
the Lady Anne, his goal.
Her flirty little glances had
set fire to his soul.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Two Tiny Markers - An ABC poem

Just thought I'd bring the 'Something for the weekend' theme to a close with a short form that can be fun to try.

Two tiny markers, the sign of the cross
Unexpected result
Verified by doctor
Wonderful news...
Bank balance buckles, again!

An ABC poem is another short form that is normally demonstrates a feeling. The rules of form are quite simple, which makes a nice change.  It contains five lines, the first of which may begin with any letter of the alphabet. The next three lines must follow in sequence. The final line may begin with any letter of the alphabet.

e.g: T,U,V,W,B

Sunday, 7 July 2013

A flirty free verse

In keeping with the 'Something for the weekend' theme, I thought I'd share a brief flirtation with a free verse.

A Visual Dance

One passing
mere moments
a visual embrace.

Heart flutters
in tympanic
rose tinted flush

as nervous smile,
and lowered lash

Free Verse is an irregular form of poetry that does not necessarily follow the traditional rules of meter (rhythm), rhyme, form or punctuation etc.

Yet despite its freedom, free verse often maintains some elements of form. Most free verse does observe a convention of lines and structure. One of the main considerations when writing free verse is where to insert line breaks; often achieved by breaking the line where there is a natural pause or a point of suspense.