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



       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

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

blue is everywhere

  the sky's illusion
     the ocean's unopened cover

I knock

       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.
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

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