12.03.2011

beacon

shine
cuts across
an interjection,
light interrupts earthen dreams,
wakes,
breaks,
like waves against the jetty
crashing out to sea,
revealing
truth.

9 comments:

  1. Nice! I had to look up oddquain to remind myself what it was again! The poem reads like waves crashing against a shore.

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  2. Ooooh! So pleased to see the oddquain again, and I agree that the form lends itself to the rhythms of the seascape you have created in so few syllables. Your 3 line lead in is superb (gold star for 'interjection').

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  3. lovely, lovely.
    I will ever be impressed at your ability to move through form so effortlessly.

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  4. you're teaching about poetry

    love it

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  5. :) this one wasn't effortless, i sat with that damn lighthouse all day trying to figure out what heck to do with it.

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  6. This is beautiful! Makes me long for the sea......and the sound of Lennard's Light mooing through the fog.I havent heard of the oddquain, must explore.

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  7. oddquain was one of kerry's challenges a few weeks back, a variation on the cinquain (with odd number syllable count, not even). and we all know how i feel about cinquain :)

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  8. Well, I guess the reading is effortless, which is what matters to the audience/reader. I'm glad you focused on that miscreant lighthouse.

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