#OctPoWriMo – Day 8 – “Porous Genes: A Mean Poem”


Day 8 Prompt: Porous

  1. 1a :  possessing or full of pores b :  containing vessels <hardwood is porous2a :  permeable to fluids b :  permeable to outside influences 3:  capable of being penetrated <porous national boundaries> (Merriam Webster Dictionary)

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I. Pouring water through a strainer,

Or putting flour through a sifter.

We never thought his mind was drained,

But his thinking wasn’t ever swift.


Not meaning to be rude, but clear,

He’d no ideas, just drank beer.

But when you spoke to him and said dear

Heard the wind, whistle through his ears.


II. Perhaps, it’s not nice to say she —

Had a bit of air in her head.

Like panning for gold through silt she —

Wasn’t precious metal some said.


She’s a tea leaf slipped through the ball,

Not much clever, but despite all —

We hope she picked up some wisdom,

Encouraged her read, learn something.


Rispetto:

“A Rispetto, is an Italian form of poetry, is a complete poem of two rhyme quatrains with strict meter. The meter is usually iambic tetrameter with a rhyme scheme of abab ccdd. A Heroic Rispetto is written in Iambic pentameter, usually featuring the same rhyme scheme.”

Please see Shadow Poetry for more information.


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17 thoughts on “#OctPoWriMo – Day 8 – “Porous Genes: A Mean Poem”

  1. Melinda Kucsera October 9, 2016 / 2:34 am

    I love, love, love this stanza:
    Not meaning to be rude, but clear,

    He’d no ideas, just drank beer.

    But when you spoke to him and said dear —

    Heard the wind, whistle through his ears.

    You are the mistress of the Rispetto!

    Liked by 1 person

    • mandibelle16 October 9, 2016 / 4:57 pm

      Thanks Rosemarie and Melinda. I appreciate the feedback. You’re both so supportive. Thank you for that!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. creatingahome October 9, 2016 / 11:07 am

    I love the new header (image) brilliant!!
    I love the shallow quote!
    I love the poem!!


    Liked by 1 person

    • mandibelle16 October 9, 2016 / 4:54 pm

      Thanks so much. I’m happy you like the new header. I really love it and still has the read Shoes, but more my style of painting/artwork.
      Also thanks so much for your comment on the poem.

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    • mandibelle16 October 9, 2016 / 4:50 pm

      Thank you PJ. I’m glad you enjoyed it. When I though if the prompt “porous” it’s what came to mind lol. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving. Looking forward to your Flashfiction prompt this week 🙂

      Like

  3. clcouch123 October 9, 2016 / 3:53 pm

    New shoes! Still red. Good!

    I can imagine this poem being sung for fun. The way madrigals were done.

    Have a great new week, Amanda!

    Liked by 1 person

    • mandibelle16 October 9, 2016 / 4:48 pm

      Thank you. I’m glad you liked the image. I found it and I love it. The painting style is more me and of course, the red shoes are essential 🙂 Enjoy your weekend as well.

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