Whatever Thy Perfection Doth Require
I close my longing eyes; envisage thee;
Reflection manifesting not mine hands;
Imprisoned lightning, countenanced with fire;
Shot through, withal, mine every wish commands’.
Extremity, thy tapered waist’s degree;
Impossible perhaps, if not sublime;
And yet, sublime, thy perfect form–admire
This hourglass, although confoundeth time.
Nor could reflected shadowing foresee
Such helplessness within, as now I feel;
Restrained, regarding mine embraced desire
Ensnaring; captor, caught without appeal;
This weal of metaphor thy warder barred;
Imprisonment inspired such a guard.
This sonnet is part of a short sequence; click here to read it all:
Here is another take on embedded haiku. The title comprises the first line. However in this example a tercet rhymescheme was not used. More information can be found here:
Thank you. Nice to see you here : )
Another one to read whilst sipping coffee and then read again while sipping green and then again, with a thimble of sunlight sake…strong passionate aroma of coffee lulling me to peaceful meditation with fragrance of green tea and fulfillment of being breathing in the romance of apples, melon, sunlight. a good day.
I decided to offer up this one as it is the predecessor to those I am most recently writing.
I can hardly wait, while genius simmers.
I am just working on them now. We shall see what kind of result I achieve. I think I shall write them as “Etudes, Part II” as a means to acquire a feel for the latest embedded form(s) and then attempt something more coherent and topical afterwards.
Such a dull day today in the world of engineering. Makes me long even more for some of your incredible works.
Thank you. I shall offer up some soon(ish.) I hope they will not disappoint.
::sigh:: It does make one think, my dearest one. You paint such images with your words.
I’d best say no more, beloved.
You know all my secrets….