A fickle thing

Rapture is to
necklace syllables
to sentences,
to poetry
heretic cherubism;
to smile with beasts,
to testament
a book of words.

But rapture is alas
a fickle thing
the end of an affair
as footsteps left in sand.

The joy of life by Paul Delvaux

Mama Zen gives us a list of words at toads to brilliance in 60 words or less at toads. I have used five of the words.

September 7, 2017

17 responses to “A fickle thing

  1. I love the title and the image, Bjorn. My favourite lines in this poem have to be:
    ‘Rapture is to
    necklace syllables
    to sentences’
    and
    ‘the end of an affair
    as footsteps left in sand’.

  2. “Rapture is “a many splendid thing” as the song goes. I like the way that you used it as it didn’t really click with ways I had ever thought.
    ..

  3. But rapture is alas
    a fickle thing
    the end of an affair
    as footsteps left in sand………..enjoyed your whole poem, however, I really like this stanza.

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