The prompt was to write a Lune but our featured poet page was my friend Veronica Hoskings and she’d written a cleave poem the day before and because I’d never done one previously I decided to have a go.
CLEAVE METAPOEM POEM METACLEAVE
If as they say a poem is
a machine remembering itself,
is a poem about to
kick start splutter
roar loudly lift into flight
float Mary Poppins like up, up, fly a kite
out of the hangar so many destinations
possibly the weather but let us begin
with a good wind proceed, one or many
a cleave untoward we must get used to it
you too are a machine if you’re a poem
Benita H. Kape (c) 1.4.2016
Explanation: A ‘cleave poem’ is a poem in two halves, two separate poems, one on the left, and one on the right, but that makes a single poems when you read them together. No rhymes, no rhythms and no set length. Lune poem was an optional prompt. I chose a Cleave as I’ve never done one before. A Meta poem is a poem that speaks about the poems itself. Likewise I had used that definition for the cleave.