Romance Poetry posted January 27, 2018


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free verse-club challenge-This Sounds Like

Then, Let Go

by michaelcahill


 
a bird's shadow
dances on a cloud
      but I don't understand


I know the stars are there
but phantom wings
    whisk them behind
         the forming shapes


                           lovers


               drifting


       as though the wind
       were spiteful


I dive into the Sun
   for solace


   and now I'm blind
     for wet earth
     is a stinging compress
          to opened eyes
 

I follow my heartbeat


   it pounds relentlessly
     without empathy
 

it brings me
             here
 

if I were a sailboat
it would all be
           just a picture


                 an escape
 

but the din of life
surrounds me
       muffled and suffocating
 

now I do see the bird


I lift my arms
but they are not
delicate
 

blue is everywhere

  the sky's illusion
     the ocean's unopened cover



I knock


    "welcome"
       is a myth
 

I draw your name in the sand
     releasing you
          to the next arriving wave



but you can't
       be erased

 
 


Poem of the Month contest entry



This challenge is simple. Listen to the music and write what it leads you to write. Please pay the videos themselves no mind ... just listen. A free verse poem, of course, using all the poetic devices at your disposal. Discussion and questions always encouraged. Start a thread, we all love to talk. :)) Instructions. Listen to the first version and type thoughts, impressions. Listen to the second version and record thoughts, impressions and combine the two into an atmospheric poem. As always, you cannot do this wrong. Whatever occurs to you is right. As we've already seen, the variety and quality this group comes up with is simply amazing.







Club entry for the "This Sounds Like ..." event in "The Fabulous Free Versers Club".  Locate a writing club.
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