The silence was loud – A cacophony
In the moment felt after – Their two hearts beating as one
What once was – scattered – What it now collects
So beyond what could have been – In the moment of his kiss
When he marked her with a smack – That she returns it in kind
dVerse Poets Pub : MTB: Cleaving to Antonyms in Contrapuntal Lines
Tonight, Laura is hosting this week where we are challenged to cleave antonyms in a contrapuntal poem.
Here I play with the ending and the beginning of a relationship, tenses and use of the word smack a bit of a contranym itself.
Choosing from a collection of opposing word pairs as a prompt. We must then write two distinct poems, while including the chosen words somewhere in the body of each poem and then combine as one larger composition as either a Contrapuntal, Cleave or Reverso form.
When looking up examples of the above poetry form I realized I knew of another form which aso fit the desired theme perfectly and offer a Super Tanka.
Day seven of National Poetry Writing Month
love the to and froing between the voices –
Raivenne, I read this two ways, one with smack as hit and one with smack as kiss. Such different atmospheres with each. Powerful writing to the prompt.
Thank you, Lisa.