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.