Thursday, September 18, 2008

Obbligato

[This weeks Totally Optional Prompt was to write a poem in blank verse, that is a poem with meter with or without rhyme. I toyed around with a the sound of triplets or a waltz. That makes it largely "dactyl" I think, though feel free to correct me. This is less of a work in progress, and more a exercise. Go check out what other folks came up with. Oh, and click here if you want a definition of obbligato.]


Obbligato

cupcakes on weeknights or choc'late chip pancakes
tending to needs of her family and friends
fridge always stocked and the always-clean linens
proof of her love and devotion to home
others came first and she always came after - yet
there she was nearby with smiles and a hug
'til
then she was gone and the melody faltered
weft-less the family fabric was frayed



11 comments:

SweetTalking Guy.. said...

Glad to see you managed to get the pancakes in!

tumblewords said...

Oh, nicely done! And yes, there's always one to glue...

sister AE said...

Hello, Andy. Isn't everything better with pancakes?

Hi, Sue. Thanks! Thinking about the obbligato piccolo part in Stars & Stripes Forever - that piece would be missing something crucial without it. That led me to this, not that it is based on anyone in particular, though it has pieces of a few families I have known.

Felicity said...

Lovely. :)

sister AE said...

thanks, felicity

gautami tripathy said...

love the title...

irrationality

sister AE said...

Thanks, Gautami, though I must give credit to Read Write Poem's random prompt for that. It definitely set me off in the right direction!

Maria said...

That was a good one. And so incredibly true...

sister AE said...

thanks, Maria.

Stan Ski said...

Easy to take for granted, but once gone, can never be replaced.

sister AE said...

Hi, Stan. thanks.