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Against the Blue

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Image: Mike Scully

By Luna’s light, her scars become memoirs
freezing frames, she cautiously thaws moments
passion longs to peek between the lines

At dawn she stirs stories in the sunrise
it’s where words morph in shades of marigold
blossoming against the blue of broody skies

For dVerse Poets Pub, MTB (Meeting the Bar).

Laura is our host and has challenged us to an interesting form to play with in which we must choose a line from given poems andwrite a stanza(s) taking each word as the start of each successive line i.e. the first word begins the first line, the second begins the second and so on. I chose the line “by freezing passion at its blossoming” from the Neil Carpathios’ poem, “The Kiss”.

Haven’s Door

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On the tip of her tongue the words wait to escape

Though they scream between lines, penning pain to her face

In the dark she is flame, in the light she is dim

Her heart skips…..a beat, she sinks deep into him

In his arms, burdens rise, featherweight floating free

In his eyes she sets sail, anchors thrown to the sea

Under moonlight they dance between shadows and shine

She is tulips in winter, he’s her reason and rhyme

My attempt at Anapestic Tetrameter. Yes, say that 3x. We are playing with meter at dVerse Poets Pub. Bjorn is our host, leading us fearlessly into form poetry at Meeting the Bar. For me, it was a challenge. A bit of a hop, skip and jump from free verse.