Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge: Where I go, no one can follow

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Rivermouth” by Eleanor Channell: surge, drown, luck, spinning, faults, dredge, heart, finds, thought, bed, body, bulwark

Where I go, no one can follow

Spinning in my thought and heart

You can’t find me coz we’re apart

Cabin high up in a hollow

You couldn’t dredge with a tug

Impregnable bulwark of peace

Drowned in such work

A surge of speculation

With any luck you can find faults

In body and spirit that’s not me

No one can know what’s in my heart

Torn between Mars and Apollo

In bed singing in vibrato

Writing a poem like Descartes

Drowning in self pity

You can’t save me

It’s noone’s fault

One day I might explain

For now, let me be

I have to carry my own torch

Tanggapin natin

ang katotohanan

(Let’s accept reality)*

(c) ladyleemanila 2020

The La’libertas, a 22-line (4/6/4/6/2) poetic form created by Laura Lamarca. The stanza rules are as follows:

Stanza 1 – rhyme scheme ABBA, 8 syllables per line.
Stanza 2 – Free verse, 6 lines ONLY
Stanza 3 – Rhyme scheme BAAB, 8 syllables per line.
Stanza 4 – Free verse, 6 lines ONLY
Couplet – Italian (Any language acceptable except)

How the La’libertas for got its name is from the word “libertas” which is Latin for “liberty” and “La” is Laura Lamarca’s signature.

For: https://godoggocafe.com/2020/09/22/tuesday-writing-prompt-challenge-tuesday-september-22-2020/, http://sundayswhirligig.blogspot.com/2020/09/whirligig-283.html


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