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Runaway

Writing Ottava Rima over at dVerse tonight and decided to try my hand at a mini epic.  I breathe in iambic pentameter what with all the Shakespeare, so this was tons of fun 🙂

i

The beat of bossa nova fills our hearts
And saddling all the horses start we out
While moon and stars seductively run charts
Fan dancing in the deep, guiding our doubt
The runaway a good two hour start
Though he on foot and we on hooves to rout
The music still plays on inside our heads
Adventure lies before us, won’t crave beds

ii
Coyote on the hill in mournful song
Nocturnal version of the cooing dove
Within our midst we know that he belongs
Will die inside without undying love
Those things we said now echoing with wrongs
Our guilt beats on, reflects the clouds above
The music stills plays on inside our heads
A righteous quest denies our need of bread

iii
Long beat the hooves dull on the famished earth
Dust, grit and gravel clog our onus throats
While ringing in our ears the faded mirth
For he the tender sheep while we are goats
The music lingers on inside our heads
We will not be defeated though we dread

iv
Gardenia blossom fills our empty hands
We breathe it in and see the lad at rest
Upon the bank free from the desert lands
He is but sleeping, tenderly is blest
New music plays inside our heads
Will bring him home and all take to our beds

 

© Jilly’s May 25, 2017 All Rights Reserved

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The Tassel

Ten years from now we’ll look back on this day
And dim will be our memories of pain
Or glories that we’ve conquered in the fray
Forgetting toils that brought us to this gain
The wings of angels sweep these years away
And burned by time our eyes will not retain
The hands that held us up when we were young
And to that innocence we have not clung

© Jilly's 5/25/2017 All Rights Reserved
Dedicated to the class of 2017


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The opening line was heard as I walked across
   campus today.
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Breakdown

trio plays
                     jazz
                                         jazz
 straight ahead
 jamming on the eighty-eights
                                      Straight No Chaser
 A funky Monk
 dancing round the ivories
 bass beat
 Chase heat
                                           (blow it, Bill)
 toss it around
 then
                                           break it down
 come on back now
 get out of here
 with                 ba-dat,                        ba-dit,

za-bat,                          za-bat,               za-bat
 so good I just might break down

 

© Jilly’s 5/24/2017  All rights reserved

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Underground

Green the skies

Mommy flies

To closet clear

Chest-pounding fear

Prop the door

Leading into the floor

A space to crawl

At warning’s call

Clouds of funnel

Our private Chunnel

 

© Jilly’s  May 23, 2017 All rights reserved.

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Flies

I am Wolf
      running
      howling
moon growling

grit beneath my feet
bones betwixt my teeth

     Feral

fair all these
bright days
searing nights
sounding before me

tree breath
filling these lungs

lunge
leap
yowling

frame chained
to clock
to desk

yet

soul untethered unleashed

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All Rights Reserved

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My Many States of Mind

Michigan
Oh how I long to fish again
In that big lake
And reel in a take
Of perchsalmonandtrout
Watching the Gary-induced
Sunset parades

Illinois
Robed in flannel and ribbed corduroy
Pier and museums
Wish you could see ums
The green river and blues
Toe-tappin’ my shoes

South Caroline
Azaleas devine
Learnin’ the language
Y’allin with vantage
Heart-blessin’ and okra
At times I do miss her

Indiana
Was mean, no milk, honey or manna
Surviving and dying
No tears left for crying
We danced on our way out the door

Florida
Here the world has no border
Seventyleven languages heard daily
Wouldn’t trade her for all the climes
Northly

 

© Jilly’s 5/11/2017  All Rights Reserved

 

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