lady leaf of laz.

skin on hand
lavender rises
hugged by madsuns
in whiteandyellow; the moon
flutes the rain, abandoned by
alltheflowers and the rain
is deathfluttering
i fear, the spine to
its leaf that blows

etceteraetcetera
ladyleafofLazarus
does not leave

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I tried (emphasis on tried) to do an E.E. Cummings style/format here, so if you were wondering about that, guilty as charged.

Hope you could enjoy my poem. Thank you for reading.


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  1. “I tried (emphasis on tried) to do an E.E. Cummings style/format here, so if you were wondering about that, guilty as charged.”
    Um it’s gud so I dunno what the emphasis is for 😂

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        1. You have given me some food for thought. I will have to create a longer draft of this piece sometime, it’s brewing in my mind.

          I used to write long poetry a bit, but it does get draining. 😅 I agree with you though, long-form poetry has been missed and it needs a revival.

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        2. I’ve definitely been growing too comfortable with short-form poetry. Thank you always for your encouragement. I think this has the potential to be a much longer poem as well; and I guess I have more to say! 😁

          Thank you again. ❤️❤️

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  2. Apologies for reading and commenting late, but after the live OLN, I was so tired, and we had the electrician in yesterday to sort out the heating – there is still none in the study or dining room! The first words that leaped out at me, Lucy, were ‘lavender rises’. I changed the bedclothes the other day, sprinkled lavender oil on the pillows, and I’ve been waking up with the scent in my hair! I love the shape and form of your poem, the compression of words, and especially the imagery of the moon in the lines:
    ‘…the moon
    flutes the rain, abandoned by
    alltheflowers and the rain
    is deathfluttering’.

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  3. A lovely experiment, Lucy! I love “in whiteandyellow; the moon
    flutes the rain.” I often write about the moon humming or singing, but I also thought about a flute shape here, and the moon sort of siphoning the rain into it.

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