A Drop Abrupt


A Drop Abrupt


How the drop

makes the ripple abrupt

so concentric —

parallel waves.


Dance the light

each copy swells erupt

geometric —

Sin, Cosine lays.


Then the splash

simple motion construct

flow symmetric —

outward it plays.


© Lemuel

02 May 2018

Daily Prompt


I get the Shtick, a Musette in Three Nights



I get the Shtick, a Musette in Three Nights


Back again?

You astonish,

and gone?


I see same tricks

No words?


Ghost haunting mime,


© Lemuel

30 April 2018

Daily prompt: Astonish


Musette Poetic Form

  • Created by Emily Romano
  • Three verses of three lines.
  • 1st lines have 2-syllables, 2nd lines have 4-syllables, 3rd lines have 2 syllables
  • Rhyme scheme is: a/b/a, c/d/c, e/f/e
  • Title should relate to the contents. Now that’s a rule if I ever read one.


Party Time in Senoia, Georgia, a Rhuput poem



They sat at the bar    they couldn’t go far    the keys were in my pocket.
It was dark in the car    the town was bizarre    the door clicked as they locked it.
While outside was chaos    for which they’re famous     the folks kicked up quite a din.
Some hooted and growled    they shambled and prowled    Dead trying to get back in.
Then the night got “too quiet”    silence after a riot    what gives, is this all you got?
Scores of Walkers poured in     some thick and others way thin   a back door they forgot it.
It all ended….well    the party was swell      same time next year in Senoia
For Walking Dead fun    that makes your heart run      and laugh at your paranoia.


© Lemuel
30 April, 2018
Rhuput Poem
NaPoWriMo 2018
Notes Rhuput Poetic Form
  • Written in lines or stanzas
  • A form of Welsh origin
  • Each line or stanza contains 3 to 5 sections
  • Each section has 4-syllables. Okay, mine had a few more than 4.
  • The final section of each line or stanza rhymes with the final section of the other lines or stanzas. I only rhymed  each line’s three sections and that’s a lot of rhyme.

Our Poets, a Ghazal Poem

Our poets tickle words; invoke a tale from the writing reed,

Others unprovoked, quiet read the lines of the writing reed.

Fill books and manuscripts invoke the writing reed.

Reed thrives in sunlight and in gloomy places,

Tight or roomy spaces make the writing reed.

Fill books and manuscripts invoke the writing reed.

Where salamanders dream the groom gathers the weeds,

The carver grooms weeds and makes the writing reed.

Fill books and manuscripts invoke the writing reed.

Thieves may steal an idyll of silver made by the writing reed,

Endowed with ink words flow like a vast fount from the writing reed.

Fill books and manuscripts invoke the writing reed.

Listen, lowing breezes of the night, lights to darkness concede,

One, as all, Beloved of God, a scribe, puts down his writing reed.

© Lemuel

29 April, 2018

NaPoWriMo 2018


Ghazal Poetic Form

  • Minimum of five couplets
  • Each line of the poem must be equal (syllables) in length
  • Couplet one introduces the scheme, rhyme, followed by refrain
  • Follow-up couplets pick up the same scheme in the second line only
  • Final couplet includes poet’s signature referencing the poet in first-or third-person or a derivation of the meaning of their name.
  • Rhyme scheme is AA bA cA dA eA, etc.
  • Each couplet ends on the same word or phrase.
  • Themes can be love, melancholy, longing, or metaphysical questions

Memories for Sale

The farm sign read: “FOR SALE–Lot, Stock, & Mortgage.”

Ada bought three stools and a churn.

Madge snapped up half-a-dozen blue jars.

The real estate agent took down the company sign and replaced it with a ‘SOLD’ sign.

“Hard to leave?” Ada was sensitive like that.

The farm lady seemed to daydream, “Not so much.”


“We were young, then we raised a family, and worked this farm.”

“Surely, the memories?”

“My man and I are going to sleep in till 6:00 most mornings; knock off work early around 7:00 PM; hire someone to mow the grass, we’re making us some new memories.”


10 April, 2018


Daily prompt, “Churn”, Second-helping