A few things came to mind in response to the picture for this week’s Friday 40, two of them friendship and sin. I wrote a poem about sin first; since it was so weighty, I had to recover by writing one on friendship after all.
…which makes me think my brain is as tangly as these wisteria vines!
Each poem is 40 words or less, but their rhythms are very different; I think it helps to anticipate that transition :).
Masked in beauty
clear thought, obscures
One brings redemption
defeating sin, then
Love them both, Robin! The cadence is musical (that’s so important to me in poetry), and your words evoke powerful images and emotions. You use rhyme and poetic device masterfully without forcing either, which seems to be becoming a lost art these days. Excellent.
I love both of these. I’m afraid mine is just a few random thoughts that came to mind when I first saw the picture!
The first one is very powerful as friendships are so fragile (I have a poem by that name). The second is so hopeful. Thanks so much for sharing.
Jeanne, these were “work” for me, I’m afraid. And yet, even as I say that, I enjoyed the mental machinations. Thanks, as always, for not only what you say, but how you say it :).
Chris, you sell yourself short; I LOVED your poem this week!
Kathleen, thank you, new friend…can’t wait to read YOURS!
I really love the first one! Its beautiful! You are so talented!
Very lovely poems. And I loved the wisteria connections. It made it all seem that much more lovely. (Wisteria, I think might be the coolest plant EVER!!). Anytime you can add a pretty picture to words, well, I do like me some pictures.
I’m afraid I’m hopeless at poetry, although I do love it. I’m destined to only speak in prose. 🙂 My daughter often tries to write poetry and I’ve been impressed with her attempts. My hubby, back in the days we were dating could turn a good line himself. I haven’t seen any of that these days though. Sigh. Oh well, he takes out the trash, and really, that’s better!
Robin, these are just wonderful! I love the way they capture the intricacies of relationships–whether it’s a friendship or the complexity of spiritual redemption.
In Best Friend, first three lines are my favorite. And in Conquered: tangled web/entrapment lures/siren’s call/ clear thought, obscures