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    Monthly Poetry Challenge :: Enjambment

    Write a poem of at least ten lines, whose lines are all enjambed (except for the last line). Enjambment is a poetic device in which one line, sentence, or phrase runs into the next without end-stopping or the use of terminal punctuation.
    For example T.S. Elliot's The Wasteland, where 5 of the 7 lines are enjambed:

    April is the cruellest month, breeding
    Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
    Memory and desire, stirring
    Dull roots with spring rain.
    Winter kept us warm, covering
    Earth in forgetful snow, feeding
    A little life with dried tubers."
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    Re: Monthly Poetry Challenge :: Enjambment

    On the afternoon when
    the clouds came I hudled under your calm
    before the storm
    to smell the rain
    running down your brow
    furled like the edges of umbrellas
    ( your heartland was trembling
    more than the air
    and old dogs
    from thunder)

    and I don't know how
    I expected to puddle jump
    unprepared
    by yours muddy brown,smiling
    a deluge of laugh lines
    but the shelter of your limbs
    said your lips looked
    like the best port
    (i remember how
    our jawbones creaked like
    the floor boards
    in old houses in Oklahoma as the sky
    beat the dust from our shoulders)

    It was peaceful and terrible
    the sound of your love
    calm like storm shelters with ears
    in the dirt listening
    for the sound of it ripping
    every nail from my
    solitude


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    @Mantra this is a milestone


    i watched as the flowers, grew
    to know you like the dirt they call, home
    is the smell of falling, forests
    were crippled in the coffins they built
    waiting for, you
    never saw the nails falling until
    the decomposed around you
    and turned into the, dirt
    rained across your forehead like, lead
    balloons lifted in reverse
    for the celebration we didn't have

    just flowers and a, rock
    marked one single spot
    to represent everything you'd ever done.
    po'ethics /
    abstanticollective.

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    I let a spliff burn off my lip, mist
    diminishing my view as I, slipped
    past that ash holding me a death,wish
    I had a hold over that rope,hanging
    like a branch with no leaves, starving
    while I'm carving murals on,you
    startled at the sound of me,breathing
    a symphony of notes as I'm, falling
    backwards to where it all,began
    at the point of singularity

    Cross fading an atom revolving,around
    me is a circle of secrets and a,star
    of david illuminating my thoughts.

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    Re: Monthly Poetry Challenge :: Enjambment

    _pygmalion

    between rock and hard place: hearts ache
    from chiseled little jags
    shaping clay in
    to that you'd wish to have. perfect
    the image, breast
    and instress, from neck to instep
    you project its interests (perfect when finished). press
    the index digit against its physics
    where you feel the pulse drum
    false. hum, sweet nothings in the ear.

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    love is everything, a whisper-- she loves
    as whispers meet... a sudden distance
    of emptied forests, sing. in between. you
    and me, lower voice, still (hushed)
    forgetting all as Monday morning
    flushed an open void. swill, cup
    solo read. a bad reminder, rushed
    hungover stress, as absent-minded
    as brainless Starbucks quotes with no
    beginning and no end. tomorrow
    never must restart- as harsh as when the winter
    warrants getting thinner. one of these does not belong
    love, is everything- a whisper.
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    Re: Monthly Poetry Challenge :: Enjambment

    Staring blankly at my screen, trying to recreate
    the feelings I had oh so long ago, where words
    flowed freely onto paper before being copied
    onto the screen. posted. Queue the applause as
    letters become words become a thought thrown
    down for all to see. This whirlwind of emotions
    is a dizzying effect of the mind. Trapping myself
    in a world which I no longer feel comfortable or even
    recognize anymore. Keys clang while my fingers pound
    down on unsuspecting symbols. I remember
    pen on paper, what a romantic idea.
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    "I remember pen on paper, what a romantic idea." - brilliance.

    This guy @Laureate still gots it.
    A ruthless
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    of everything existing.
    Po'ethics
    abstanticollective.

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    Re: Monthly Poetry Challenge :: Enjambment

    His razor claws tore through
    the victimized lamb as it slowly
    bled and cried all over the field
    of dreams that had been flooded
    by the God of Old Testaments.
    The lion finished his meal and
    and left the crime scene in an
    aggravated fashion as the vultures
    swiftly picked apart the caution
    tape and picked at the the lambs remains.

 

 

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