Riding: A Ten x Ten Descriptive Poem

And do we find our way from yesterday

Riding forward through time eternally,

Rising up from ashes to make our way

Fast into bright sunrise so carelessly,

Nor in one place do we intend to stay,

For the best of life lies in the seeking

That we continue without any pause,

Riding from day to day without breaking

In what is now our everlasting cause

In an endless love without forsaking

 


Note: Here I have followed a ten-line scheme, with each line containing ten syllables, and with a rhyme scheme of a, b, a, b, a, c, d, c, d, c.  Also, I have written the poem in a creative description of the illustration/artwork. However, I have no name for this form. Suggestions are welcome … unless, of course, this is already a named form! For now I’ve simply called it a Ten x Ten Descriptive.

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To Drink Deeply: A Diabolo

You inflame my heart above all,
As you save me from one more fall,
And recreate
For me what is right, good and bright,
Shining in my heart your life light
To drive out hate

I come to you naked in love
For your sweet nectar from above,
To drink deeply
From you like a hungering child,
Now at your bosom free and wild,
Not discreetly


Note: The Diabolo is a poetry form invented by Dennis William Turner, writing on All Poetry as Dennisturner19, and it is a poem of two six-line, iambic stanzas. Lines 1, 2, 4, and 5 consist of eight syllables, while lines 3 and 6 consist of four each. The rhyme scheme is (a, b) (a, b) (c, d) (e, f) (e, f) (c, d) and (g, h) (g, h) (i, j) (k, l) (k, l) (i, j)

Day Meets Night to Play

Day meets night while night meets day

To say hello, fare-thee-well as they stray

Across earth and sky so high, so low

In slow rhythm of love above all else

As two children at play with sun, moon

And stars from afar to glitter so soon

Like an exquisite boon from heaven

To leaven the compassion they cherish

Before they perish in the sea of eternity


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A Prison Tableau

Here in my prison

I await freedom

By which I’m driven

Back to my Eden

That I’ve been given

As promised beacon

 


Note: The Tableau is an invented stanzaic form that paints a single image in keeping with the name of the form, tableau meaning picture. Created by Emily Romano who suggests the word “tableau” be included in the title. The Tableau is:

  • stanzaic, written in any number of sixains.
  • isosyllabic, 5 syllable lines.
  • rhyme at the discretion of the poet.
  • written describing a single image.
  • written with a title that includes the word “tableau”.

I Went to the Sea

I went to the sea to see what I could see

But I couldn’t quite grasp the symmetry 

Of clear blue sky and the waves so high

Keeping cadence with your last goodbye

And the sigh I sighed with mournful cry

In vain to try to win you back before I die

But did you care at all that I could not see

In the sea what I came to see in you and me?

By Lapping Waves: An Andaree

Hold my hand by the water of lapping waves

Take me to the cave of love that saves

And thrill me within my heart

But whole, not in part

So charming

Kiss

No harming

While you work your art

And shoot me thru with your dart

Before we lie prostrate in cold graves

Hold my hand by the water of lapping waves


Note: The Andaree was created by Andrea Dietrich and is syllabic, with lines of 11/9/7/5/3/1/3/5/7/9/11
Rhyme Scheme: A a b b c b c b b a A
It requires a Refrain: Line 1 is repeated as Line 11.
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Excitation from inhalation of your cream sweet aroma

And suddenly this dream breaks the banality of reality

In the finality of passion to allure me to secure me to you

In full view of this world into which I am now bound

To the sound of your love and laughter forever hereafter

As you press my head to your waist where I am graced

To taste your infection of life affection without rejection

As now beneath your lifegiving hand I am your waistband

And I thank you . . .