Tuesday, August 23, 2005

"Towards the Alpha bet's New Beginning of I" (abecedarian hay(na)ku) (revised 8/24)

&&&&& (for I)



Anything
believable challenges,
drives. Everything fallable

gains,
heightens. I
just know love

manuevers
nothing, otherwise
proposes, quarrels, resurrects.

Surely —
tarpits, underwire,
virtuous widows, Xs,

young
zephyrs, adolescents,
bored child-driven enterprises,

future-seers,
gimme heterosexuals.
I just know

lovers
make noise
openly, proving quiescent

reservoirs,
sensual taverns
underneath vast waterfalls.

X-ray,
yes, zealously,
any bay's cavern,

dividing
entire frozen
glaciers. Halving. I

just
know living
mainly nightens. Over

paradise,
questions rise
sinuously, testily, unsure.

Valuable
wasting, x-acto
yapping, zippering autumn

both
closed, dumbed,
elegant. For giving

home.
I just
know love means

news,
orals, plurals,
quinces, ravishing silhouettes

to
underscore virtually
whimsical xerox youth —

Zanzibar!
Anything believable,
challenging everything, fallable,

gainfully
heightened: I
just know love.



~ Lorna Dee Cervantes
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • "Towards A: New Beginning of the Alpha bet"

  • "B Towards A New Beginning of the Alpha bet"

  • "C-ing Towards A New Beginning of the Alpha bet"

  • "Towards A New Beginning of the Alpha bet to D"

  • "Towards E's New Beginning of the Alpha bet"

  • "Towards An Effin' New Beginning of the Alpha bet" (hay(na)ku experiment)

  • "Towards, G, A New Beginning of the Alpha bet" (hay(na)ku experiment)

  • "Towards H's New Beginning of the Alpha bet" (hay(na)ku experiment)

  • more hay(na)ku at Eileen Tabio's, inventor of hay(na)ku form (1/2/3 word tercets)

    3 Comments:

    Blogger poetzie said...

    This poem feels very polished to me- it flows more fluidly than I seem to be able to get this type of poem to flow. Your sequence is wonderful! You've been a busy poet!

    23/8/05 13:13  
    Blogger Peter said...

    Wow. This is wonderful.

    23/8/05 20:06  
    Blogger Mr. Pants said...

    Lorna, I have been remiss in not visiting your page. This series [along with the other work here] is excellent, and I will no longer amble at the edges of your site.

    24/8/05 07:51  

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