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Except My Pen - Modified Villanelle

Rinita is a creative writer, with focus on poetry. She delves into several forms including Haiku/Senryu, Sonnets, Free Verse, and Prose.

Background

This poem is written from the perspective of a person who suffers from partial amnesia. She can remember certain things, and certain other things are either jumbled up or she cannot figure them out at all. She also remembers she is supposed to meet someone, someone special, but cannot remember other details. She tries to name each and every object she comes across, in some she succeeds, in others her efforts go in vain. However, the only thing she remembers is that feeling she gets when she holds her pen, because writing is in her blood, and that is where she tries to stop and draw her other partial memories in.

The Poem

Memories lost at thy solemn feet

Vacuum spiraling vaguely upward

Said this is where we’ll meet


Savage and intertwined

They rock me from my soul

Memories lost at thy solemn feet


I pick up the grass or so

Green, the color can speak

Said this is where we’ll meet


Roads that go to a distance

Encapsulated journeys strike

Memories lost at thy solemn feet


Clouds, grey, white, and blue?

The shade of a tree, the bird unnamed

Said this is where we’ll meet


A crumpled piece of old twig

Accustomed yet unjustified

Memories lost at thy solemn feet


Ink that flows through the vein

All disarrayed, except for my pen

Memories lost at thy solemn feet

Said this is where we’ll meet


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