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Shroud

"Moon Water" rehearsel by the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Tiawan.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Today you wake and find me gone away,
slipped quietly into the morning mist;
just know it was because I could not stay.
 

Don’t send the dogs to find me, restless prey,
your need to apprehend, love please resist;
today you wake and find me gone away.
 

When all around you scattered disarray,
torn remnants of the girl that you once kissed;
just know it was because I could not stay.
 

‘Neath shallow pre-washed dawn in tepid grey,
wet-rinsed and wrung out by life’s cruel wrist;
today you wake and find me gone away.
 

Your soul hung out, pegged hard by hurt’s dismay,
damp cloth exposed for fierce wind to twist:
just know it was because I could not stay.
 

Though loneliness we try to keep at bay,
you cannot hold love’s fabric in your fist.
Today you wake and find me gone away;
just know it was because I could not stay.
 

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Couture


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Watched
by the zealous-eyed beguile
of emerald charmante and jaded éolienne;
 

fluid,
under the gaze of the mantua-maker,
sharp glint of his bladed eye
swish-swathing through tamarind messaline,
 

cut
just on the bias,
cross-grain tilted
to the wet-spliced warp and weft,
 

waiting
for the softly-draped
deconstruction to begin.
 
 

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Silk

 

Silk (Tetractys)

 

Let
me wrap
my ribbons
around your waist;
allow myself to slowly come undone.

 

 

Silk (Snowflake Tetractys)

 

Let
me wrap
my ribbons
around your waist;
allow myself to slowly come undone.
Let us tangle tongues to savour taste and
tie ourselves to
these flavours
we have
spun.

 

 

 

 

 

~  Tetractys should express a complete thought, profound or comic, witty or wise using 20 syllables. They can be written with more than one verse but each subsequent verse must invert the syllable count. There is no limit to the number of verses. The structure is:
line 1 – 1 syllable
line 2 – 2 syllables
line 3 – 3 syllables
line 4 – 4 syllables
line 5 – 10 syllables

 

Two verses is a Snowflake Tetractys.

 

Thanks to Marion@BleedingMoon and Luke@WordSalad for introducing me to this form.

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Trace

A tiny remnant of his sex, his scent;
an unwashed raiment is all that remains
to ease her gently into sleep’s descent.

The sweet aroma of the space they rent
this treasured piece of cloth all that retains;
a tiny remnant of his sex, his scent.

A deep breath in to bring bouquet’s ascent;
so bittersweet his perfume, when it deigns
to ease her gently into sleep’s descent.

Brief comfort stems nocturnal hushed lament
frayed fragment of their passion’s fluid stains;
a tiny remnant of his sex, his scent.

Elusive is the smell that represents
the torn and twisted sheets, lithe limbs in skeins
to ease her gently into sleep’s descent.

This nightly pheremonal supplement;
deep joyful fragrance full that floods her veins,
a tiny remnant of his sex, his scent

to ease her gently into sleep’s descent


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