Padding spongy moss, I inhale humus air to where our love played
Pine canopy dapples flicker as old movies play. Warbler’s song
Wait, am I dreaming or is that your laughter I hear? My breath is
I see you and she, lazily languishing, your eyes twinkling into hers.
illusions de-clutter; I wish you well as I turn and take this path
This turn has what is called the descriptive-meditative structure. “According to poet Corey Marks, the descriptive-meditative structure is a kind of dramatic monologue that has three parts: it opens with the description of a scene, then (often due to an external trigger) turns to an interior meditation (for example, the expression and/or consideration of memories, concerns, anticipation), and then turns to a re-description of the scene, a scene that now seems different due to the changed mindset of the poem’s speaker.” —wikipedia
The form is a new one for me. The “Waltmarie” was created Candace Kubinec. The Waltmarie form is a 10 line poem, any subject, even numbered lines are 2 syllables and form their own poem when read separately. Odd lines are longer with no specific syllable count.
Peter from Australia is today’s host for dVerse‘ Meet the Bar. Peter says:
Let’s look to our middles and see if we can build in exciting turns, open a new window on our writing.