Remember, Remember Your Poems for November!
We are open for submissions! Link up your November poems, my fellow poets!
Since I'm offering another giveaway on Shredded Cheddar and awarding extra entries to anyone who joins next month's Word & Question, I'll be retaining the hosting duties for December. But if anyone wants to sign up early for January, let me know. =)
Question: Does love make the world go round?
There is no movement on the deck
this thin world between sky and sea
and winds no longer blow for me
I hear the ocean's muffled heart
which beats with mine in this great vault
a wilderness of waves and salt
In space only the lonely chart
with silence worse than storm and wreck
love's stirring order goes unsaid
and I am hopeless, hard and dead
as the albatross around my neck.
This poem gave me a bit of trouble. The first line that came to me was actually the very last one. And the second line that came was the second-to-last one. And I knew they should be at the end; there was no way I was putting them at the beginning or in the middle. And so at one point, I thought I'd end up writing the whole poem backwards!
At least it all worked out, aye?