and glass shatters as champagne
drips along the ships bow;
and wings unfurls ready for
butterflies first flight;
and hearts skip a beat balancing
fear beside fresh unknown love;
and sweet succulent fruit ripens
waiting to dance across taste buds;
and applause erupts forth as
the first notes ring through the air;
and the earth splits open from the pressure
of foot on shovel breaking ground;
and words like birds seek purchase
on lines ready to sing;
in a notebook of fresh starts.
A note on form: At the moment, to my knowledge, there is no official name for this form (for the purpose of being able to label this post, I have temporarily dubbed it toria indirectly after its inventor). It along with a handful of others was developed by one of the dVerse Poet Pub community members for a prompt where participants were asked to develop their own form (or a variation of an existing form). This form was developed by Victoria C. Slotto.
"I can’t decide a name for it–maybe you can, but here’s the recipe:I'm not sure how fact orient my fact is (as it relates to the "recipe"), but it is indeed a fact.
- Open the poem by stating an indisputable fact–perhaps based in science, as I have, and then let your imagination take over and see where it takes you.
- Each stanza should have only two lines, each beginning with the word “and…” Think of a child who has discovered some new to her wonder and comes running, breathless, telling you all about it. It should have a tone of excitement.
- The final line should reflect back on your opening statement." (Slotto, 2014)
Inspiration for this piece: I just laid to rest a notebook that I had been writing in since March of last year. This marks the second time I have managed to actually fill (from start to finish) a notebook. While that may not seem so significant, for me it is. Anyway, while staring at my new notebook, I pondered ideas on how I might christen its pages...well, you can see where it lead.