Finally – a brilliant flash:
Hie thee to thy keyboard – dash!
Ignore the dust! Ignore the dishes!
The muses are such stingy wenches:
They won’t tell you twice!
Brash, impatient folks need you now –
Flash their rank in shades of guilt –
Graces: Oh, give me plenty!
Goodness! Tell the muses I’ll
Be there in a trice!
Crash! It’s a Blue Screen Splash!
Reboot, Reload, and Clear the Cache!
Cling to your vision ‘ere it passes
Twixt vanished keys and tools and glasses!
Oh! Verse in a vise!
Dash the coaxing, I can’t hear it!
Gnash your teeth, I won’t see it!
Dramas don’t move me anymore –
Grudges? I’ve seen plenty, dear –
Some peace would be nice!
But the vision turns to ash –
Lost twixt guesses and grouches –
There’s no use in being overnice
When no one gets the need to create – so –
Back off! Let me write!
Linked to B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond, where Bastet shares a poetic form she invented – the Group Effect! Our subject is “what does it mean to be an author”.
Here are the rules:
* A total of five stanzas;
* First four stanzas:
* Four lines with aabb rhyme
* Fifth line in five syllables with a “c” rhyme;
* Stanzas 1 & 3 – rhyme on END word;
* Stanzas 2 & 4 – rhyme on FIRST word;
* Fifth stanza:
* Free verse EXCEPT
the fifth line still has five syllables
* No set meter or syllable count OTHER than in the fifth lines.