I watch her body
fight life, death
fight for breath
and I am
inside her, she
will always be
since the moment
I was formed
she watches me
seeks the mother
she wishes I’d be
for the sake
of mother’s love
of fewer regrets
the monster came
eating away at
when I was still
to devour her body
after I discovered
declared my purpose
in spite of
her closed door
can it find me now,
reach for me
with dripping claws
the me in her —
can I conquer
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I tire of this world.
Let me stay here on the floor–
back against you curled?
Read me tales of ancient lore?
I’m a boat, please be my oar?
Sweetheart, cry your tears.
In the morning you will fly!
Let go all your fears.
For tonight, with you I’ll lie,
— on you keep a watchful eye.
For today’s prompt, write a tragic poem. Two courses of action here: Write a poem that is heavy, or write a poem that is light. Or write a poem that could be heavy or light. For instance, a tragedy could be Shakespeare’s Hamlet or a bad hair day.
- two Tankas (5-7-5-7-7), written as two love letters to each other.
- remove the first letter of the end word in each successive 7 syllable line.
Variation: Poets can remove sounds if they wish like “flies” to “lies” to “eyes.”
There is no houseguest quite like a spider!
She’ll spin her web, working throughout the night.
You might never know the pain inside her,
though she may try to share it with her bite.
Who is to say her sharing’s not polite,
and how can you know joy without sorrow?
There is no remedy you can borrow,
once by her venom you’ve been paralyzed!
Await the pleasure coming tomorrow —
you’ll find it sweeter than you realized.
Use 5 words from a random word generator.
(spider, sorrow, realized, houseguest, pleasure)
Dizain – a 10 line French poetic form, consisting of 110 line stanza, with 10 syllables per line, and an ABABBCCDCD rhyme scheme.