|Personal Universe Poems
Author: Setsuna529 PM
Choose 100 words with particular meaning to you. Pick at random and shape into a poem. 1 - Our Word For Forever. 2 - Tiger Tiger, Burnt Out. 3 - A Teardrop In Freefall. 4 - The Boy Crying Wolf. 5 - The Magic of Mortality. 6 - Haiku.Rated: Fiction K - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 410 - Reviews: 5 - Updated: 05-02-10 - Published: 09-02-09 - Status: Complete - id: 2716405
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Author's Note: The following poems are the result of a writing exercise called the Personal Universe Deck, a collection of 100 words with particular meaning to the writer and then chosen at random to use as a basis for a poem. This concept was taken from The Practice of Poetry, edited by Robin Behn and Chase Twichell. This book has a lot of interesting exercises to help get and keep you writing, so if you're running low on inspiration, it might be worth taking a look into this or similar books. ~S529
Forever is a river so effervescent,
we never know what's lurking
in its bubbling murky mirths.
Sanctuary is a cloud few can harness:
ephemeral and pure in its white vapor
but intangible to those outside of dreams.
A Wolf finds hope in his own island;
lonely as they are, and yet together
they are the masters of their isolation.
Honesty is a magic only blackened
by the intent of a ne'er-do-well to ruin
the lives of others to soothe one's own.
Heaven is our word for forever -
a sanctuary where
the wolf is tame
and honesty is fair trade.