Shadow’s long fingers move with sun’s shadow
I parse your warm tanned lines with languid eye
Shallow thoughts wander in summer shallows
Why’s not a question I’m asking. Not why.
Not where, as here. Not when, as now. No knot.
Questions: how; how long. No other questions.
Taut thrust’s dilection; practiced lessons taught
Suggestions exhausted; not suggestion.
Rose backlights eastern tree silhouette’s rows
Dreamless, slumber-blessed brought from fulfilled dreams
Morning finds us blissed, yet grieved in mourning
Deep reflection pools, flounders in the deep
Our spouses soon to know terminal hour
Dowered past is gone now cursed with dour
top image is by Rene Capone
This challenge was extremely difficult, but I enjoy a good challenge. I went with the English (shadow) sonnet without the iambic pentameter.
The musical selection is from Cake’s, “Showroom of Compassion” album (CD) that I’ve been listening to in the car the past few days.
Laura is today’s host for dVerse’ Meet the Bar. Laura says:
Your challenge is simply(!):
- write a sonnet poem of 14 lines and 10 syllables (iambic pentameter is optional extra)
- choose the Italian, English or French rhyme form *
- start and end each line with the same word (including derivatives and homophones)
- put ‘shadow’ or its derivative in your title
- use the notion of shadow as metaphor or reality somewhere in your poem