Torn Pages of a Poet [Double Balassi]

by Nee   Mar 2, 2018

False words fall from my tongue
Flee where they don't belong
While papers seek something new
Eerie winds stir bleak thoughts
Verses long for old notes
Dead roses cling to the dew
Words drown with sinking ships
rhyme dies between the lips
Just as rainbows lose their hue

Waves disperse shells in vain
Stories lost once again
Making poems incomplete
Metaphors lost in void
In poems we destroyed
Of poets fighting defeat
My pens ran out of ink
While true emotions sink
Poems will forever beat

Each individual Balassi stanza is 9 lines in length and has a syllable count of 6-6-7-6-6-7-6-6-7, the rhyme scheme for each stanza is bbaccadda.
This is an old poem that was written for a contest by the lovely Luanne.

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  • 2 weeks ago

    by Sinners gospel

    Nee, If you keep on writing like this, I never want the ink of your pen to get dry. Keep on penning

  • 2 weeks ago

    by Em (marmite)

    Oh my word.. That is all!

  • 2 weeks ago

    by Michael


    A great piece of writing, and in a style I haven't come across.
    Well done
    Michael :)

  • 2 weeks ago

    by Ren

    Beautiful piece, and very well written :)

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Hope


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