1a: possessing or full of pores b: containing vessels <hardwood is porous> 2a: permeable to fluids b: permeable to outside influences3: capable of being penetrated <porous national boundaries> (Merriam Webster Dictionary)
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.
“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.”
Distance may separate, years pass –our love’s sworn.
Who was she? Thank her hurtfulness thoughtfully,
Pain healed, gave –love, passion, silence comfortably.
Life rolls by you think you’re forgotten but wait —
Your heart holds me , for love it’s never too late.
——– The Licentia Rhyme Form, a poetic form created by Laura Lamarca, consists of at least three – 12-line stanzas with 11 syllables per line. Of course, the poem can be elongated adding on to the following rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeAA, BBffgghhiiAA, CCjjkkllmmAA. The Licentia Rhyme Form is named after Laura Lamarca’s signature, “La” and “Licentia” is Latin for “Freedom.” – Shadow Poetry