Saturday, August 11, 2012

Bicycle Built for Two

Image courtesy of Magnificent Revolution

Bicycle Built for Two

Be mine, he said,
Because I love you.  We
Belong together.  This is not
Boutade – oh no,
But rather,
Backdrop for a billion brilliant bons mots…


Notes:  The form is Pleiades.  The poem was inspired by Sepia Saturday's prompt having to do with bicycles and tandem rides, couples, balancing and fun.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Ardent Dance

Image courtesy of WikiCommons Images/Georges Villa - Les Ailes

In a passionate but private moment…

Insulated from the world
I sing a silent song of ancient words.
Is informing all my thoughts.
Images dance by to the ardent music, but like
Icarus, they fall too soon back to earth.


Notes: The poetic form is Pleiades.  It was invented by Craig Tigerman, who was an editor at Sol Magazine.  Sol Magazine was a wonderful poetry publication (and project)  I discovered  several years ago.

My poem was written in response to Khara House's Our Lost Jungles Poetic Forms Challenge.  'Pleiades' is her 6th forms challenge.  The form takes some thought, but it is a lot of fun to write.  I highly recommend it!