Freezing torrents, or: Love’s bud

A Shadorma

By deep frost,
freezing torrents of
passion tear
at her heart,
its chambers shielding love's bud
blossoming outwards.

Blossoming,
its roots grip fiercely
at rebirthed
passion, as
freezing despairs grab at them
by dint of dark will.

d’Verse prompt: Vertical lines of kisses

At d’Verse, poets were encouraged to select one the following lines to incorporate into their poems:

  • Since thereโ€™s no help, come let us kiss and part
  • Shake hands for ever, cancel all our vows
  • By freezing passion at its blossoming
  • I guard her beauty clean from rust
  • Quail from your downward darting kiss

Upon picking one of these lines, poets are to write a stanza(s), taking each word as the start of each successive line (i.e. the first word begins the first line, the second begins the second and so on). Basically, we are taking the horizontal line and making it vertical.

Rules: You must keep the same sequence though you may reverse it; your poem should preferably be at least 2 stanzas long.


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!

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