Day trip, along two roads of perpendicular straight lines,
cuts through endless fields, punctuated by bergs
and a prison. One way ends and then begins curves;
first anchored by a rectangle that serves as a dash between
a poetry of smooth golden-rodded turrets’ curves.
Inside, heavy, burnished oak of narrow staircases curl
ever upward; tree repurposed to vine. At last, portholes
peep on the Shiawassee. A swallow’s nest beholds a statue
of the author holding a pike; memory hooked of long ago,
where the river, with its gentle current, yet flows and curves.
Laura is today’s host for dVerse’ Meet the Bar. Laura says:
So today we shall write our poem using any style or meter as long as it contains:
1a. Epiphora (aka Epistrophe or Antistrophe ). The repeat lines should for the most part be consecutive although allowances are made for alternates as well as the use of the repeat word with variance. Employ repetitions with the maxim ‘ too often is too heavy’!
AND those who like an extra challenge might like add in some
1b. Symploce – the combined use of anaphora and epiphora. Here is an example from Eliot’s “Prufrock”:
“The yellow fog that rubs its back upon the window-panes,
The yellow smoke that rubs its muzzle on the window-panes