Broken Vase

Broken Vase

(A Lisalet)

 

Assemble all the gears that turn.
Rebuild the broken base anew.
The time has come to live and learn.
Deliverance is overdue.

Rebuild the broken base anew.
While dreams ignite and fires burn
find any missing nut or screw.
Assemble all the gears that turn.

The time has come to live and learn.
Forget they said, “You never do”.
The future now is your concern.
Rebuild the broken base anew.

Deliverance is overdue,
that hangs there now to twist and churn.
So, chose this chance to carry through.
The time has come to live and learn.

 

Author Notes:

This collection of watch sprockets was on display at a restuarant in downtown Duluth atop the Sheraton Hotel, where I stayed for a meeting of the Capture Minnesota photographer’s group. I thought it was interesting. It inspired my thoughts here. Of course, the base can be interpreted in several ways. I though it fit well for a New Year’s Day.

This poem is a Lisalet.
Lisalet Poem: a style created by Lisa Sherman on FanStory, that has a fixed format of repeating lines and, when rhymed, a forced set of only two rhyme choices in an abab rhyme scheme. The format repeats the first four lines in a structured reverse cascade down the stanzas follows:

1/2/3/4 – 2/5/6/1 – 3/7/8/2 – 4/9/10/3,

such that the stanzas incorporate the repeating lines as 1/2 – 2/1 – 3/2 – 4/3 as the first and last lines of each stanza. Note that while the lines repeat, the meanings transition to new or more deep detail.

The optional rhyme scheme becomes

A1,B1,A2,B2 – B1,a,b,A1 – A2,b,a,B2 – B2,a,b,A2.

The capitals represent the repeated lines. I hope that all makes sense. I chose the syllable count to be 8, but that is not a requirement.

This photograph was taken by the author in March, 2012.

Synergy of Poetry and Verse. Author, Poet, Photographer

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