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Time's Steady Fog

January 19, 2016
By LeighMT GOLD, Calgary, Other
LeighMT GOLD, Calgary, Other
11 articles 17 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
It takes a long time for a man to look like his portrait.
::: James McNeill Whistler :::


Fill the space, a lilted accent
Draped thick with worldly wisdom,
And be to me a sweet torment.
Think tender of hands on my hips
While, resolved, you’ll nurse tea now with tentative sips.

Catch subtle glances, as you towel
Off your slippery thoughts from plain sight,
And, wond’ring if lesser things foul
Could come from returning to dog-
Eared affairs rendered distant through time’s steady fog.


The author's comments:

This form is spenserian quintilla: attributed to Howard Nemerov, it is a quintain form featuring four 8 syllable lines and one 12 syllable line with the rhyme scheme abacc.


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