Monday, September 1, 2008

monday poetry train - present beau for 2 friends

A present beau is a poem you write for someone using only the letters available in their name/s. For instance, in the poem below, I could only use the letters a, b, c, d, e, i, j, l, m, n, o, r, s, u, v, w - which gave the poem a softer tone because it lacked hard letters like t, k, and g.



Present Beau for Dawn Samuelson and Neven Jambresic

on the occasion of their marriage

aug 31, 2008 - ashford, wa


once in a blue moon

a wondrous love evolves

raw and massive

riddles are balanced

a diorama dances

love’s drums drive rise above

all noise all scars subside

leaves us noble and alive

a sudden call across a room

in seconds loved bloomed

cried dove roamed soared

love drove our

man and woman on

as nervous summer smiles simmered

and wild amour burned

sun and moon and world

embraced lion and lioness

and since love’s sudden wow

our dawn and neven now

vow arrive at wedded bliss

will ever woven become

one sacred river

one sacred road

joined in dream and soul

love’s rare invaluable ode


~danika dinsmore


I'm going to figure out how to post an audio of me reading this poem to this blog. Anyone know how?


I bet it's easy in wordpress, I'm just too lazy to switch from blogger to wordpress. I'll get around to it someday.


4 comments:

artpredator said...

Oh my! Say congrats and big hugs to Nevin and his new bride!!

Love the poem of course and the conceit of it esp the last 2 lines of the first stanza

have to be self hosted to get audio on a wordpress blog easily is what i understand. the audio has to be hosted somewhere other than wordpress.com

what i did was turn my audio files into little imovies and then posted those on youtube then posted them on my blog!

Julia Smith said...

That's too technical for me. Scary, even.

Your wedding poem is just beautiful. I wouldn't have realized that the absence of t, k, and g is what gave your words their softness, but knowing that beforehand, I was able to concentrate on the actual sounds of the words.

Vicki said...

What a beautiful poem. I love the way you did this. :)

gautami tripathy said...

As Rhian is too busy nowadays and we all miss Monday Poetry Train, I thought to run it until she is back!
Do feel free to hop in next Monday. I leave the blog URL here:

Monday Poetry Train Revisited

While you are visiting it, don't forget to leave your blog links for the blogroll!