She'd had no reason to escape Yet his affection set her free Stiff iron bars were soft landscape Her fingers knew each gray beech tree Sweet cricket chirps in metal scrapes Leaves rustling in men's shaking knees Of her lithe dance his love took shape Bashful, he turned the prison key
Note: An early attempt at poetry partnership
Long before I launched ‘Poetry Partners’ and offered other writers an opportunity to partner with me in writing poetry, I had already tried my hand at penning verses inspired by works I’d read on other blogs. The above was one such piece of mine, written in Nov. ’20, which was inspired by a delightful poem of Diana Menezes’.
The two lines from Diana’s poem that excited my imagination and inspired my poem were:
I had no reason to escape, Yet your affection set me free.
d’Verse Open Link Night
I am sharing this poem for d’Verse OLN #311.
Let’s write poetry together!
When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.–Ben Harper (b. 1969)
Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!