Day 22: 22nd April 2015 NAPOWRIMO
A sky of dreams and agony…
My red wine, velvety blackish-red like
A lovers’ night.
Glides down my throat,
Making me soar, up high
~ To a sky of dreams and agony, pleasure and pain alike ~
I give myself to you
In search of hope and peace
You slap back a crushed dream
Laughing at my powerless facade
Poet’s note: This is a puenete form of poetry.
The Puente, a poem for created by James Rasmusson, and is somewhat similar to the Diamante. Like the Diamante, you start with one aspect of a topic or issue and then, line by line, work toward another aspect. In the center is a line that bridges the two aspects together.
The Puente is also tenuously similar to the Zeugma (affectionously called a Ziggy) which, on the Shadow Poetry web site is defined as: “A figure of speech in which a single word is used in the same grammatical and semantic relationship with two or more other words, usually a verb or adjective.”
The form has three stanzas with the first and third having an equal number of lines and the middle stanza having only one line which acts as a bridge (puente) between the first and third stanza. The first and third stanzas convey a related but different element or feeling, as though they were two adjacent territories. The number of lines in the first and third stanza is the writer’s choice as is the choice of whether to write it in free verse or rhyme.
The center line is delineated by a tilde (~) and has ‘double duty’. It functions as the ending for the last line of the first stanza AND as the beginning for the first line of the third stanza. It shares ownership with these two lines and consequently bridges the first and third stanzas.
Information Source: Shadowpoetry.com