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The Ones – Magnetic Poetry Monday

Original photo from Pixabay – Digitally enhanced by Kat Myrman

I remember smoke
a smile, a blush, a warm
embrace but no fire
we were young fools then
longing for steamy kisses
and devouring desire…
if only we’d lingered,
we may have come to
see each other as
the one


Magnetic Poetry – Poet Kit

The Brightest Star



Photo by ©Jess Mann

The Brightest Star

I used to wish upon the brightest star
that you and I would love eternally
on nights we’d sit at water’s edge til dawn
and dream about the future you and me
but stars cannot be trusted with our dreams
they’re just a pale reflection of the past
illusions of a light that’s long since died
and proof that nothing in this world lasts
‘twas just a silly wish I held onto
that I would never walk this path alone
but fate usurped star’s power in the end
the reaper took his cue and called you home
I still sit by the river late at night
but not to wish or dream as lovers do
I seek the brightest star that I can find
and wonder to myself if it is you.

kat ~ 31 August 2016

This poem is in response to Jane Dougherty’s Challenge to write a metered poem in Tetrameter (four beats to the line) or Pentameter (five beats). I chose the latter and while it was not compulsory for my poem to rhyme, it ended up that way. It reads like a ballad…a throwback to my songwriting days. The prompt words that Jane suggested are Stars, Night and Water and the photo prompt above is loaned to us by ©Jess Mann.



April Poetry Month – A Poem a Day #16

We are over the hump, day 16!  Today I am exploring the Terzanelle. For starters, isn’t it a lovely word to say…Terzanelle. 🙂 It is a combination of the Villanelle and the Terza Rima poetry forms.
A 19-line poem consisting of five interlocking triplets/tercets, the last stanza is a
quatrain with the first and third lines of the first triplet appearing as refrains. The middle line of each triplet is repeated, reappearing as the last line of the succeeding triplet with the exception of the center line of the next-to-the-last stanza which appears in the quatrain. 

Yikes! Sounds complicated, but it’s not. Seeing it in diagram will hopefully dispel any confusion. The rhyme and refrain scheme for the triplets is as follows:
1. A
2. B
3. A

4. b
5. C
6. B

7. c
8. D
9. C

10. d
11. E
12. D

13. e
14. F
15. E

Ending Type 1:
16. f
17. A
18. F
19. A

Ending Type 2:
16. f
17. F
18. A
19. A

Each line of the poem should be the same metrical length.


Spring Longing

I remember you in spring
When the rose bush bursts in bloom
I remember you in spring

Its sweet fragrance heavy looms
The soft breeze caressing me
When the rose bush bursts in bloom

Waves of longing crushing me
Your breath dusting my warm skin
The soft breeze caressing me

Breaking my heart once again
Do you ever think of us?
Your breath dusting my warm skin

Love’s refrain fades in the dust
Oh to hear your voice again
Do you ever think of us?

Can’t accept this bitter end
Oh to hear your voice again
I remember you in spring
I remember you in spring

kat ~ 16 April 2016

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