Kissing the Couplet – NaPoWriMo 2016 – Day 15 – things double


Kissing the Couplet

Another day, another poem nudge.
Through rhyme, rhythm, line by line trudge.

Here then begun and two lines run,
a couplet that could give way to a pun;

the suitability of each word questioning,
tendering, peppering, lettering, measuring.

All in readiness an arrow tempestuous;
all, all necessitous, disingenuous,

the turns, assonance, alliteration beggar,
to make me a poem worthily mega.

Grows me a couplet a few lines longer
Loosing humour and turning sombre.

Not that I begrudge her any of this.
Two lines more a sonnet to kiss.

Out, out damn sombre; for pure joy a couplet.
A kiss, poem claims, toasting all tones dulcet.

Benita H. Kape © 15.4.2016

And now for our prompt (optional, as always). Because today marks the halfway point in our 30-day sprint, today I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that incorporates the idea of doubles. You could incorporate doubling into the form, for example, by writing a poem in couplets. Or you could make doubles the theme of the poem, by writing, for example, about mirrors or twins, or simply things that come in pairs. Or you could double your doublings by incorporating things-that-come-in-twos into both your subject and form.


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