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Rictameter

Post by thief of dreams » Sun Jan 18, 2004 10:16 am

So, what is a Rictameter? It is a simple form that is syllabic in nature. You start wth two syllables in line one, four in line two, six in line three, and so on up to ten in line five, then you come down by two syllables until you are back to two in line nine. The only catch is...you have to start and end with the same line! No rhyme scheme required.

Scented

Scented
candles burning,
ghostly flames burning bright;
within the darkened room, she waits,
knowledge and innocence sweetly blended,
arrayed upon silken cushions,
revealed, and yet concealed,
each golden inch
scented...


Copyright soulsease 2002


Vision

Vision
in silken white
moving slow, towards me,
standing at the alter, waiting
for the first full sight of the one I love.
She bears a smile to light the world;
arrayed in pale beauty,
such a perfect
vision.


Copyright soulsease 2002


Life's Choices

Decide
which way to go,
and then, you must follow
the path chosen, and so you’ll reap
what you will sow, though you will never know
if you’ll reach a plateau, or fall
so far below, that you
may end in woe:
Decide!


Copyright soulsease 2002


Take Me

Take me
in gentle arms,
hold me passionately,
tenderly, then hold me so tight
that my world overflows with you alone,
brimming with possibilities,
engulf me in your love,
and then kiss me,
take me.


Copyright soulsease 2002
"Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler."
Friedrich Nietzsche

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