Monday, February 24, 2014

Secret Message or Love Spell?


Baffling
Haunting
Loving
Wanting
Once unraveled, baffling, haunting codes
unearth simple, loving, wanting notes.




Inspiration for this piece:  I came across this story while scanning through Flipboard's Cover Stories.  The original article in the Huffington Post was written just prior to Valentine's Day - quite fitting I would suppose.  Anyway, I just loved the whole story...I knew there was a poem hidden here.  While I'm not really certain I found the poem, I did find a poem, so...

A note on form:  Honestly I have bypassed this form on multiple occasions.  Whether because it was too tight/restricting or because I had no idea how to even get started on developing an idea for one, I couldn't say.  So what brought me to this form, known as Tyburn?  Well, while listing some thoughts and ideas from the article a couple of words jumped out at me (haunting, baffling, puzzling).  While I did not end up using all three words, it did make me recall this form.  After reviewing its structure, I thought why not.  Why not indeed?  I'm not 100% sold on my use of "wanting," but I like what the "nt" added to the rhyme with haunting and in my head it sounds appropriate...that's all that really matters right?  (Feel free to lie and say "right.")  I also admit, I took some liberty with the rhyme of the last two lines.  Instead of pure rhymes, I used assonance.  Although I could argue that the 'd' and 't' have a similar sound quality that assists in the ending rhyme.

3 comments:

Poet Laundry said...

Even a Viking needs love...ha...this made me smile. Cool work with the form too. I may have to give it a try!

Brian Miller said...

ha. you know...its funny to think they are really no different than we are...the same need of love...and willing to scratch it out any way we need to...

Claudia said...

i wouldn't have expected this but then... we all need to be kissed..so maybe that's a more important message than some political statement