death in the ocean.

Death in the ocean only comes once upon

the prose tree in my mind, there is a darkness

in the lithe stillness of autumn oaks now gone,

               as olive flowers; a fantasy heartless

in horizon by Rome hills, a sea of loss

     is what we lost before to the ebbing across

the fight of mind, let it turn away and leave;

     the echo of the dream, in darkness of eve.

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Written for MMA Storytime’s Rispetto Poetry Prompt Challenge #1.

A Rispetto is a specific rhyming Italian poetic form that has eight lines with eleven syllables throughout each line.

Word for prompt: Fight.




Categories: Prose

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30 replies

  1. A surging tale of the mind, I wonder which side of the psyche won the fight….

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  2. WOW, what an impressive work using this form!

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  3. Wow!! This was an incredible poem! Thank you for accepting the challenge!

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  4. a stunning poem. it gave me a new dimension to think

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  5. Wonderful piece.

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  6. Beautiful and So impressive, Lucy. Your commitment to and love for your art is evident in your work and so inspiring 💕✨

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    • Aww, I thank you so much Katy. That makes me happy to hear that. 🥰 This was quite a difficult form to write in. I don’t do traditional forms typically in my poetry, though I’m always up for a challenge. All in all, it was pretty fun!

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  7. Outstanding piece, Lucy! Thank you for following Eugi’s Causerie II. 😉

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