Laced emotion (Prose)

held together ornate lace
an indefinable weave, delicate stitches
interwoven we are
not the love of souls intertwined

flesh, blood and bone
delicate thread
in a twisted skein

a place lost in the artistry of
fabric, easily damaged
fragile, worn edges
that a seamstress alone
cannot mend

©jmtacken Feb 2014
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Thank you to Brian for another nudge (thankfully I have not suffered any bruising in the writing of the above)

Love’s Tapestry (Monotetra)


hands held pulses stitched together
our hearts were then sewn forever
these days I beg to remember
we were tethered ~ we were tethered

like an intricate tapestry
woven colours for all to see
remember what you were to me
embroidery ~ embroidery

©jmtacken Jan 2014
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Trying my hand/mind with another form.

The monotetra is a poetic form developed by Michael Walker.
Here are the basic rules:
Comprised of quatrains (four-line stanzas) in tetrameter (four metrical feet) for a total of 8 syllables per line.
Each quatrain consists of mono-rhymed lines (so each line in the first stanza has the same type of rhyme, as does each line in the second stanza, etc.)
The final line of each stanza repeats the same four syllables
This poem can be as short as one quatrain and as long as a poet wishes