Publication Credits

BROKEN GLASS - - Published in Online Ezine's First Edition - Crossroad, Schooled, Lost and Crushed

TURBULENCE - Published in Issue number 7 - Seamstress

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Stars in Your Eyes

The stars can't breathe inside the love they feel,
dreaming, apprehension, bright extension
of moon-sky, Aphrodite, heaven's thrill.

Rope tight burning lasso knot invention
this pulling distant light to darkness, still.
Need of bleeding, pretty bright, suspension,
in spite of it, you'll see just what you will.

Breathing feeds dawn's free expressive flying
dilating beauty, watch the insight spill.
Moon-heat leaves, sky rains, stars fall, eyes crying.

A first attempt at this form.Stress Matrix Dectet/Stress Checkerboard Stanza -
Form invented by Luke Prater

10 lines, 10 syllables per line


iambic pentameter and trochaic pentameter – alternating each line the whole way, giving a perfect ‘checkerboard’ of stressed and unstressed syllables, ten lines down x ten syllables across (=100 syllables completely evenly distributed and the rhyme scheme also utterly even/symmetrical mathematically).

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