My 1st dizain
The poet sat watching the page fill up; words, once warm, flowed forth freely from his vein; nothing his heart's oeuvre could interrupt, that stream of pleasure, love, memories, pain, for mere existence had become a strain; came the day when one thing remained to write, when the writer felt exhaustion's cold bite; 'twas that day when pen was finally spent; he hoped his final words would set things right, and that his readers would know what he meant.
Open Link Night
Usually I like to share older poems of mine for d’Verse ‘open link night’, but I just wrote this dizain tonight, and I’ve decided to share it with the community instead.
45 thoughts on “Final words, or: Oeuvre”
Well written David! I celebrate the veracity and power of your words. May you continue always sharing only your authentic self — that alone makes you genuine, meaningful to read, and of worth to be heard! Síocháin!
Rob, thanks for teaching me the word ‘Síocháin’ 🙂
And thanks for the very kind compliment 🙂
To me this brings a question of writing that I ponder from time to time… how do you conclude… maybe this should serve as a build-up to the jisei… not that it’s time yet.
Yeah, I read about jisei recently… I love the idea, actually, Björn 💘
I read your post and I thought Wow! Words you write about writing! And how! That’s one beautiful dizain 🙂
You inspire me to try new forms of poetry David. Thank you for writing
Yeah… I often tend to get “meta” in my poetry…
This is not your case ( by a long shot) Alhamdulillah, but you paint it beautifully. I join the others, and love the sound of the word ouevre. I too have pondered what mine might be too ❤️
It’s both a somewhat scary and somewhat beautiful question, I think, Karima.
Yes..I agree ❤️
Well said. The hope of many a poet.
Certainly my hope!
❤ Ken ❤
I also like the word “oeuvre,” and the thought of the poet writing his last words. I imagined him dying at his desk with a feathered quill in hand. Perhaps the ink smudged a bit. . .
I like this form, too. I’m going to have to try it.
🤗 Merril 🤗