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.


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.


25 thoughts on “death in the ocean.

    1. Thank you! This challenge was really fun, and I’ve never written in an Italian poetic form before so it was neat to experiment. I also thank you for creating the challenge! I very well might become a regular for your poetry prompts. 😀

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