A Cento-style poem
Fraying kerchief, caked brown with faded woes Cap left lying on my desk When she zips her jacket Engages us all with love Strings shyly swish-swish Mine to enjoy finally There at the bus stop Nuclear power stations Rooted but eager To flavor our lives Your end is a story like the earth And, oblivious, it remains unconcerned
d’Verse poetry prompt
At d’Verse, we are encouraged to look at the most recent poems we’ve written, preferably the last twelve poems, and- taking the last lines from each of the poems, rearrange them into a new poem!
This is rather like a ‘Cento’ poem, which is wholly composed of verses or passages taken from other authors, disposed in a new form or order… Except, in this case, we are to use verses from our own poems instead!
My poem is comprised of the last lines from twelve of the last fifteen poems I wrote.
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46 thoughts on “Fraying kerchief, or: Nuclear power stations”
This works really well, David. I particularly love that last couplet ❤
🤍🙏🏻 Sunra 🙏🏻🤍
Amazing how those twelve lines flow together, like it was the it was meant to be. Cheers!
💗🙏🏻 Helen 🙏🏻💗
Wonderfully wrought! I love the way these lines came together!!
💖🙏🏻 Muri 🙏🏻💖
Wow what a great job stringing these together David.
this made me a bit nervous “nuclear power stations ”
love the last line: “Your end is a story like the earth
And, oblivious, it remains unconcerned”
💘🙏🏻 Cindy 🙏🏻💘
You’ve fit these lines together so well. Especially for me, that second stanza!
🖤🙏🏻 Lillian 🙏🏻🖤
Making me think
💛🙏🏻 Andrew 🙏🏻💛
Interesting process with impressive results.
🧡🙏🏻 Dolly 🙏🏻🧡
Wow, talented writing David✍️Always love reading your work💞
❤️🙏🏻 Amber 🙏🏻❤️
This is beautifully done, David! Kudos!! ❤❤
💜🙏🏻 Sanaa 🙏🏻💜
Love those last 2 lines together, David.
💙🙏🏻 Lisa 🙏🏻💙
a self-cento perhaps David – you reworked those lines with aplomb and finished with a flourish in that final couplet
💚🙏🏻 Laura 🙏🏻💚
Those nuclear power stations really stuck out… a true treat
🤍🙏🏻 Björn 🙏🏻🤍