[Taking my writing prompt from two people today. The first person is fellow blogger viewfromtheside who suggested the theme–STRUCTURE. The second is Maggie who suggested the subject — PENGUINS. Armed with those two prompts I thought for a bit and came up with a structured poem. Here is my loose metered sonnet that explores Darth Vader’s appreciation of a certain dark caped emperor… the Emperor Penguin.]
I wish I could be a Penguin
Oh, Penguin, you are a beautiful sight.
Sweet nature made you her the most noble bird.
Thoughts of wonder, jealousy, again have stirred
in my breast as I sit down to write
of your dark, fluid, modern-dance like flight.
Perhaps you find the notion somewhat absurd
that I, Dark Lord of Sith, am such a nerd
to write this ode of praise — but, no, I will not be deterred.
For who does not long to fly into the sky
or dive into the icy water
without this damnable metal coffin —AYE!!!
All around me is slaughter!
What would I give to look, unhelmeted — eye-to eye
with my long-lost son and his twin sister, my baby, daughter?
Too late… the storm troopers, the Death Star, the Emperor demand a fight.
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August 2nd, 2013 at 5:52 pm
what an amazing approach to structure. thank you!
August 2nd, 2013 at 6:56 pm
Yeah! I’m glad you liked it. Have a great weekend, and May the Force… well… you know. 😉
August 3rd, 2013 at 4:38 am
and you 😉 (y)
August 2nd, 2013 at 6:07 pm
I want be your personal penguin. I want to walk right by your side. I want to be your personal penguin. I want to travel with you far and wide…. (Thanks to Sandra Boynton — and now, this blog — , I may never get that tune out of my head.)
August 2nd, 2013 at 6:29 pm
Ha,ha. Any time you can channel Sandra Boynton you win in my book! 🙂 Have a great day.
August 4th, 2013 at 8:05 am
Oh what a fabulous take. I shall never see Penguins in the same way again 😉
August 4th, 2013 at 4:10 pm
a whimsical poke at structure by way of anti-structure. Poetic delivery of what one expects, then you deliver somethings completely different. Good shtufffs. Glad I did not miss it.