Wednesday, April 14, 2010

NaPoWriMo #7: cleave poem

Read Write Poem's prompt for today introduced me to a new poetic form: the cleave poem. The basic idea is to write two separate poems that stand side by side, line for line, and which can also be read across the lines as a single poem. Interesting and not a little challenging, but the possibilities are really intriguing.


Life and Light

in the absence of understanding hearts wax cold and hard
a candle’s frail flame fails minds darken from want of light
and so it is no good thing grows hands hang down in despair
no passion, concern, ideas no sun to warm, to feed, to lift
until we rekindle that fire to illuminate with truth and love

2 comments:

John and Chantalle said...

Wow Katie! That is really cool. I love how the two poems mesh. Neat idea!

limugurl said...

WOW...wonderful!