Poetic Experiment…

Yesterday, Gary Matthews, better known as Ye Olde Foole, put this up on my post:

living
with
volcanoes from
your childhood, well,
you learn
to
listen-

always
an
awareness of
the slightest shifts,
your breath
kept
shallow.

life
spent
struggling to
stay awake for
that inevitable
next
eruption.

It’s a poem with 11 words per stanza.  I’m going to try using the form. and challenge anyone else to do the same!

running
away
slipping along
tumbled down hillsides
getting muddy
isn’t
fun

shouting
bravo!
opera like
at squeaking mice:
that’s enough
highbrow
music

pitter
patter
little feet
slimy spider’s paws
trampling you
tenderly
nightly

Uhm…not much of a poem.  The form is harder than one would expect…

She,
Longing
For fulfillment,
Has tried everything
To insure
Daily
Carresses.

But
When
There’s nothing
Left for her
What can
She
Try?

Constant
Hounding
Stalking calls
Until the other
Runs away
Seeking
Peace?

Her
Anxiety,
Drove him
To break up
The affair
And
Left.

A little better…and you, what can you come up with?  If you feel inspired, write a post or put your poem in the comments below-

Tomorrow, as today,  I’ll be out of town, so I probably won’t be doing much reading or posting.  Ciao, Bastet.

No. Love Poems… – Fibonacci Poem

Fibonacci Poem

No. Love Poems….

No.
Love
Poems
Just don’t come.
No lamentations.
No crying nor gnashing my teeth.
Alas my dried-up hormones have done their useful job.
Here, I look at the youthful and I really don’t envy them, their romantic throes!
(Famous last words, said before the woman went on an international cruise and met a distinguished Australian poet and author.)

Part Two

Your
Lips
Caress,
Leave me weak.
I hunger for more
Delirium in ecstasy
As your hands play my spine like a Spanish guitarist!

Part Three

Heart
Break
Eternal
Faithless illusion
His wife and children surround him!
Here lies the desolate victim of  illicit love!

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Fibonacci poem: One, one, two, three, five, eight, thirteen, twenty-one, thirty-four syllables.

You can read more about the Fibonacci poems here: http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/Fibonacci-poem-or-Fib