archetypical apple

 

What strange poison

did woman reach

for in the garden?

 

mother of all living bit into death for all

 

Was it a stinging tree

that touched her with

heart-shaped leaves?

 

intoxicating nature of toxic relations

 

Was she anesthetized

by curare-tipped dart

from satan’s blowpipe?

 

it can kill as easily as it can cure

 

Would eve even

succumb to snakeroot,

from salesman selling herbs?

 

fruit to make wise and pleasing to eyes

 

Would she suspect

the seeds of lovely apple

convey hydrogen cyanide?

 

seed of deception is sin, fruit of sin is death

 

 

 

 

poetic form re-defined

 

Definition
Cinquain:
five-line poem;
twenty-two syllables
laid out two, four, six, eight, then two
again.

-Tony Maude

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just messing around with cinquain form:

sin-quain poem

snarky malarky

odd syllabification

count: three, five, seven, nine; then three more

not a sin  🙂

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Tony came up with this same breaking of the form on d’Verse!

See my other Jan.23  post, “Don’t taste the slush” for another sample of this modified form…

cradle song

 

Precious babe with heaven-kissed skin

open wide your blue-sky eyes

to the family that welcomes you in.

 

Precious babe with heaven-kissed skin

this wide world groans under pains of sin

but LOVE can be found if you learn from the wise.

 

Precious babe with heaven-kissed skin

open wise your blue-sky eyes.

 

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Triolet dedicated to my new grand daughter born 6-19-14

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