Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Bogged Down



Image by Mostafa Habibi


The tempest stirs quicksilver sea,
and hope floats just beyond my reach
as sharp-tongued waves roll over me.
The tempest stirs quicksilver sea;
sucked into mire, can’t seem to flee
this life defiled by blackened breach--
while  tempest stirs quicksilver sea
and hope floats just beyond my reach.

© Ginny Brannan December 2011
*This is a Triolet, a poetic form consisting of only 8 lines. Within a Triolet, the 1st, 4th, and 7th lines repeat, and the 2nd and 8th lines do as well. The rhyme scheme is simple: ABaAabAB, captital letters representing repeated lines.

Sharing at Magpie Tales #95--they provide the image, we provide the story!
Sharing a d'Verse Poets Pub Open Link Night Week #22 12/13/11  http://dversepoets.com/2011/12/13/openlinknight-week-22/

10 comments:

  1. the quicksilver sea is a haunting image..just perfect for the mood in the pic..

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  2. Hi Ginny,
    This is very dramatic with the repetition and the feeling of being helpless, lost. You really do well in the form: it doesn't constrain you imagination or imagery. Very nice poem.

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  3. What a deep read and hunting read. thank you for sharing

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  4. the sharp tongues make for a great allusion to other things in this...and they will roll over you if you let them...hope just out of reach leaves me a bit sad...

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  5. quicksilver sea and hope floats just beyond my reach..your words work perfectly with the picture...love the poetic form...

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  6. stirs quicksilver sea....how beautiful is that?....just a lovely, dark and very rich piece.

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  7. Love your triolet! The repetition adds weight and depth. Great descriptions too of the sea and waves.

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  8. talented work, ,ginny, keep it up.

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  9. I enjoy your explanations on form, Ginny, and this poem illustrates it so well. I love the image of "quicksilver sea." Have a lovely Christmas, Ginny. Enjoy your family. Victoria

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Thank you for reading my poetry and sharing your thoughts.