Beyond The Door – #Writephoto Renewal – Wall with friends

Image by Sue Vincent

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “I Ask My Mother to Sing” by Li-Young Lee: sing, play, sway, boat, watch, rain, away, grass, water, rock, cry, spilling

Beyond the door

Beyond the wall

Wall of mystery

Wall of rock

Rock and stones

Rock of horror

Horror of life

Horror we watch

Watch as it ravels

Watch as the boat float

Float in the water

Float away

Away as I cry

Away  to play

Play in the rain

Play with friends

Friends for life

Friends and foe

Foe to sway

Foe spilling beans

Beans for chillis

Beans for pot roast

Roast dinner

Roast peking duck

Duck on the grass

Duck waddling around

Around the table

Around the circle

Circle of friends

Circle of life

Life and the unknown

Life we make our own way

Way to solve a problem

Way to survive

Survive a heartache

Survive even if it hurts

Hurts  when we run

Hurts when we remember

Remember the fun

Remember the pain

Pain of losing you

Pain of betrayal

Betrayal that was a surprise

Betrayal of trust

Trust funds

Trust our friends

Friends for coffee

Friends we sing and dance



(c) ladyleemanila 2021

The Blitz Poem, a poetry form created by Robert Keim.

This form of poetry is a stream of short phrases and images with repetition and rapid flow.

Begin with one short phrase, it can be a cliché. Begin the next line with another phrase that begins with the same first word as line 1. The first 48 lines should be short, but at least two words.

The third and fourth lines are phrases that begin with the last word of the 2nd phrase, the 5th and 6th lines begin with the last word of the 4th line, and so on, continuing, with each subsequent pair beginning with the last word of the line above them, which establishes a pattern of repetition.

Continue for 48 total lines with this pattern, And then the last two lines repeat the last word of line 48, then the last word of line 47.

The title must be only three words, with some sort of preposition or conjunction joining the first word from the third line to the first word from the 47th line, in that order.

There should be no punctuation. When reading a BLITZ, it is read very quickly, pausing only to breathe.

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