General Poetry posted December 3, 2016

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three sapphonics

Emily and Barry at Walden

by LIJ Red

The author has placed a warning on this post for language.
It's only words, and words are all I have
To take your heart away

The Word's the thing
to lift the heart
to make you sing
and blues depart.

The Word will save your filthy soul
from Hell's black hole
when bells for you will toll.

Hope is that thing with feathers
that perches in the soul

And pecks away
and squawks so shrill
leads you astray
and tries to kill

with dreams of days all summer bright
and love so right
that dumps your ass by night.

The price of anything
is the amount of life you exchange for it

Once 'pon a time
and far from here
Cokes were a dime
A price quite dear.

A sixth of an hour's hard earned pay
put thirst away.
They cost the same today.



These three Sapphonic Triads begin with quotes from the BeeGees, Emily Dickinson, and Thoreau in that order. A triad is a famous quote, a sixteen syllable quatrain discussing the quote, and an 8/4/6 conclusion, which hopefully should have an
Aha, or satori inflection. The selected quotes were part of the prompt. Any notable quote of sixteen syllables or less is acceptable.
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