Jonathan ROBIN

(22 September / London)

Bell's Palsy XI - Schemes Dreamed


Before the clock rang four nine sonnets sprang
spontaneous as rain on window pane
drummed up old drams while drowning out cold pain,
symphonic salvoes which strange pattern sang.
Mouth, paralysed, retained an acrid tang,
mind free, yet captive, found both loss and gain,
schemes dreamed to conjur up lost wit again,
discomfort caught, dismissed eye's mist, lip's hang.
Nor cause for whimpers, nor earth-shaking bang,
life side tied, right maintains refrain
in sonnet write from which one can't refrain,
ignoring rhyme rules homonyms would ban.
Beside a lamp-lit bed one, shadowed, lies,
Another bed, with other ties, sad sighs.

Submitted: Thursday, October 03, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 03, 2013

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(5 December 2007)

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