Georgios Venetopoulos

Silver Star - 3,116 Points (Athens, Greece)

Mannequin - Poem by Georgios Venetopoulos

Dependent was and amorous obsession 5.5
in burning desert, fresh canteen 4
his sidewalk's fantasy and thoughts' digression,5.5
the strongest coffee's roasted bean 4
(their phantasms met beyond projectors' light) .5

Exquisite stood upfront, unmoving posture,
distressing emptiness of soul,
unreachable resort her sightly stature,
(- expending skies and ozone hole) ,
prêt à porter vitrine, on Winter's night.

Behind the glass, a still and standing shadow
abates his hopes (gray sky suspends) ,
(he takes his foolish stance of wooden scarecrow,
- that through odd sprawls the fields attends) ,
was she the blessing of the Gods or else? ...

His allegorical, but lonely feeling,
instilled inside, without defect,
while speechless phantoms crossed sky's ceiling,
the downpour soaked, warmth to reject,
(ersatz their wedlock's knolling, fast dispels) .

Her uppish, elegant of stance, adjacent,
within arm's reach, kind of abstruse,
albeit abstained, of secular indulgence,
(his head acquired a tilt obtuse) ,
invited him through faultless, charming lies.

A brass trumpet dispersed its jazzy spieling,
he, thoughtless, leaned on some red booth,
adored her raised one hand's refined appealing,
(- that altruistic, smiling tooth!) ,
and gazing to the stars but vacant eyes! ...

Poet's Notes about The Poem

© G.V.03-21-2013 All rights reserved
© G.V.11-16-2013, All Rights Reserved
(Iambic English Quintain following 5.5,4,5.5,4,5 feet)
(Allegorical poem and bitter-coffee humor.)

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 5, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 19, 2013

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