Sauvignon, or: Merlot

A poem in ‘Memento’ form

The candles lit; the blessings said;
All gathered for dinner
As one;
Sometimes the wine goes to our heads;
Sauvignon's a winner-
All gone.

Relaxing, we ease weary minds;
And feeling the warm glow-
Hearts soar;
On our Day of Rest, let's unwind-
Please- uncork that Merlot-
And pour.


  • A poem about a holiday or an anniversary;
  • Two stanzas as follows:
    • Syllabic: 8 syllables for L1 & L4; 6 syllables for L2 & L5; and 2 syllables for L3 & L6;
    • Rhyming: a/b/c/a/b/c for each of the two stanzas.

d’Verse prompt: Memento

At d’Verse, poets are encouraged to either:

  1. Write a poem in the ‘Memento’ poetic form; or
  2. Write a free style poetry with a theme about memento, using symbolism as a poetic device.

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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