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a journal for eastern and western forms

 

Ekphrastic Poetry

*Double Waltz Wave

Karin Anderson, AU

 

Photobucket by zoey_cat888

 

Mane's Time Spiz

 

You
crush me
in
your arms.
Time strangled
days are
gone.
My lips
throb bruised clouds,
wind heaves us on
back of horse
tail whips.
Time
steps high
gallops rise
as sun’s
red
hunger
lusts.


Wind
whinnies
as
stallion
bucks us off,
stars stab
sun,
seal our
rose kisses
with blood as you
raise me breast
soft, waltz
wave
one two
three and spin
our horse
mane
hair with
time.

 

 

*The Waltz Wave form was named for Leo Waltz, the Web Manager of Sol Magazine. The form requires  a one-stanza titled poem, with nineteen lines; each line has a set number of syllables.

Pattern: 1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4, 3, 2, 1, 2, 3, 2, 1, 2, 1

Words may be split into syllables to fit the pattern. This form seems to educe a soothing cadence as the lines gently increase and decrease, so it is suggested that topic chosen for this form also be soothing.
 

 

 

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