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Diane Hine

Freshman - 2,381 Points (25 July 1956)

Nucleation (A Caudate Sonnet)


This was no laudanum daydream Robert.
I’m quite clear-headed though I know my cheeks
are flushed. I saw Florence Cathedral’s chic
new façade – finished at last! Time wandered
wilfully, not I. Sightseers hovered
aloft in untethered telepheriques.
I watched people watch zoetrope machines.
I learnt that empty space is not…..Doctor?

No, I’m compos mentis……not quite empty.
I read, over shoulders, sense and riddles
(…surface nucleates carbon dioxide…)
Instantly I thought of all the letters
you sent me. What’s the link? Well, time swan dived
clockstupid to clockwise, so I scribbled

this quick note: ‘A dimpled
oblate spheroid seeds bubbles in soda.’
Dear, you catalyse my lines which over
flow in cola codas.
You loosened my collared throat, and provoke
my mind like Mentos dropped in diet Coke,
and if we can’t revoke
entropy, or seed a virtual cloud
or find a budding multiversal bough,
know I love thee now.

Submitted: Monday, August 19, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning visits the future.

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  • Veteran Poet - 2,548 Points Douglas Scotney (8/23/2013 9:52:00 PM)

    powerful love poem, Diane. Sort of reminds me of my'Overhung with You' about that other opium addict, Coleridge, and his former love of Napoleon. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,493 Points Lyn Paul (8/22/2013 10:01:00 AM)

    I am with Valsa. Diane you have wit, intelligence and you are most certainly original. Ps so intelligent you do flow over my head occasionally. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,300 Points Valsa George (8/20/2013 6:28:00 AM)

    You loosened my collared throat, and provoke
    my mind like Mentos dropped in diet Coke,

    What ingenious analogy!

    When 'time swan dived from clock stupid to clock wise' what all changes! Elizabeth watching Florence Cathedral's new facade! I get only some scattered pictures, not all, for it is too deep, as Thomas has pointed out, not for the masses! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 218 Points David Wood (8/20/2013 4:58:00 AM)

    I wonder what she would make of it? The internet and PH would be a surprise and the decline in books too, a thought provoking poem of what the future hold for us all. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 781 Points Thomas A Robinson (8/19/2013 11:25:00 PM)

    Whoa, material not for the masses! But I see no tail to wag here. Still love is love no matter how
    test tubingly you get to paradise. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,932 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (8/19/2013 8:53:00 PM)

    nucleation of emotions,
    both physical and chemical,
    a few laugh, a few cry,
    a few shout, a few scheme,
    Diane, you write poems.. Nice to read. (Report) Reply

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