Wednesday, April 14, 2010

There and Here (a cleave poem)

there, come upon a greening once
in ticked and timely woulds
where all footed plantings have danced and swirled,
he takes a speculative girl
they tip-toe tentative steps of belonging
to meet, to part, join fingers and twirl
till they reach an inevitable verge
but with each successive passing
of the will to do and was not true
she grows fainter in his mirrored should and
their shy shadows wobble in recognition that
her hands can only feebly grasp at
what's lost is found, but never bound to
this fading pane of here

The Day 14 NaPoWriMo prompt from ReadWritePoem is to write a cleave poem. This is a form created by Dr. Phuoc-Tan Diep, and the goal is to have two halves that can be read both separately and together. It proved both a challenge to write and to format.
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