Beyond the Ninth Syllable

A DREAM BEYOND THE NINETH SYLLABLE

Seed and saturate imagination’s threshold,
weeding to control bold words that are often
flayed wild from a sword’s edge. Clipped
and snipped, slight syllables that weaken
and unwind beyond ninth to a line, and I hear
skeptical sighs as I strive for mere twelves;
one day a sonnet I might write.
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Written for Sunday Whirl 104 using words: often, saturate, bold, unwind, skeptical, slight, threshold, might, control, sigh, ninth, and sword.

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24 thoughts on “Beyond the Ninth Syllable

  1. LOVE this, Misky!! And as far as Sonnets go….it’s the prompt at PA today, too!! But…Robert gives permission to just go with a 14-line poem…which, I have no doubt, is the route I’ll take. 😉

  2. Misky, how sweet that you wrote a short poem about searching for brevity and form! I’ll never write a sonnet, it seems. My dreams are too exaggerated, too lively for the Dickenson style…. This was great! Amy

  3. I don’t think snipping the words help that much, try a sledge hammer. Then they will behave 😉 Yea, I know sonnets are hard, may one land in your lap very soon.

  4. Love this Misky because it’s so much fun to read. I love alliterations! Can’t stop reading it out loud. 🙂 Sending it to C she loves alliterations too… but not till Friday…finals.

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