Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Dizzy Paradelle


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Who is the poet writing the poem?
Who is the poet writing the poem?
Who is the dreamer, who never wakes?
Who is the dreamer who never wakes?
The poet who is writing the poem
never wakes the dreamer.


Who is the watcher, the one who knows
Who is the watcher, the one who knows
who lives behind the purple prose?
who lives behind the purple prose?
The watcher is the one who knows
who lives behind the purple prose.

The poet who is writing the poem
is the dreamer, who never wakes,
is the watcher, the one who knows
who lives behind the purple prose.


a paradelle for Brian at dVerse. I am just about dizzy enough today to manage this form, a poem that goes in circles. It was kinda fun. Check out the links. Pub opens at 3 p.m.


26 comments:

  1. oh Sherry..you've used the form so cleverly...love the dreamer side of the poet...hope you're well now. ..

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  2. nice....i hope that dreamer never wakes...and the pen keeps moving...really great job on the flow as well...not easy with this form...i am just astounded that with vertigo you knocked this out....well played sherry....

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  3. Just a beautiful simplicity that makes it so readable.. I wonder if you wrote the last stanza first.. It's so coherent.

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  4. Cool, like the poetic serpent eating it's tail, like colorful strains of DNA woven into the helix, your circles into circles rock the prompt; although I fear you were one stanza short of perfect capitulation.
    But no worries; your variance works well.

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    1. I didnt know if we had to do that many verses, but figured I'd quit while I still had a Head....smiles......

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  5. Wow, I really like this Sherry ~ I like that the poet is the dreamer who never wakes ~

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  6. That was fun! It made me think of "The Circular Ruins," by Borges.

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  7. Another excellent use of the form today! I like how you used questions to begin with and then come up with a tentative answer.

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  8. Indeed he never wakes...he dreams he dreams he dreams....love this Sherry! :-)

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  9. I think we all hope that the poet dreamer never wakes, but keeps on writing those beautifully insightful poems. Smiles.

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  10. loved the movement in this... nice job

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  11. What a daunting form. I can't imagine taking it on - but you have done so masterfully.

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  12. Dang, I love the rhyming and the Q&A format here. Great take on the form!

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  13. Wow Sherry. Yours makes perfect sense. It is a very difficult form I think. Good job.

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  14. Nice premise...and you make it look so easy to do...direct and simple yet very meaningful!

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  15. A pretty paradelle - lots of lovely colour :)

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  16. Sherry - loved the dreamer who never wakes - beautifully done! I think the prompt made me dizzy :) K

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  17. I think you did such a good job with this. I tried my hand at it, but I think I failed. Made no sense.
    Just got back from visiting grandkids and having some problems with mother-in-law. Glad to be back. As I get older, I really like my routines.

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  18. Wonderful write Sherry! A dreamer is always the mover who may start but takes time to realize the goodness. Great!

    Hank

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  19. this came together quite perfectly. I like the collection of questions and how you transformed the words from each. lovely.

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  20. Are you still spinning, Sherry? You're right about this form...it does go in circles. I love your choice of wording...so very lovely.

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