out of reach.

A wish, these solitudes in dark wept, midnight

               exits in a dream, torturing you; emerges

     in oceans, as if the face of the sea-light

               is in a trance of wander, a dark mind urges

      this end of game; the half-lit stretch devours death

quietly in hyacinth winter as we left;

               a rock rises along the carved windfall, disowned

by the Gods—where we lay out of reach alone.

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Written for MMA Storytime’s Rispetto Poetry Prompt Challenge #2.

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

Word for prompt: Game.


  5 comments for “out of reach.

  1. blindzanygirl
    June 27, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    Awestruck Lucy. This is magnificent. I love it. I especially love the phrase “hyacinth winter.” Beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 27, 2020 at 4:30 pm

      Thank you so much. I am very glad you enjoyed this piece.

      Liked by 1 person

      • blindzanygirl
        June 27, 2020 at 4:32 pm

        I did and I have never heard of that form before. I love hearing of new forms.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. June 27, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    Absolutely fantastic! Thanks so much for participating!

    Liked by 1 person

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