Diane Hine

Silver Star - 4,143 Points (25 July 1956)

Perverse Poem - Poem by Diane Hine

................................................. ...........The
diversity in imagination, while fully awake, is but a fractional
inverse of the degree of freedom available to the dreamer. Sadly this
adversely impinges on aspects of creativity. Reason is our
reimbursement for the loss. An ideal state, is to hover magically
immersed in semi-dream, directing the show, yet still believing. But
transverse strictures of habit cast a net by day and bind me to
nursery rhyme simplicity in poetry. Of course, far
worse than dullness would be madness. Yet, there exists between
obverse and reverse maybe, a place where wild plots spring
unrehearsed. Dallying here, my goal would be to
traverse strange terrains with brevity, since the
converse of pedantry is pith. But I'm
submersed in wishful thinking. Time to
purse petulant lips then, and spit
subversive wit knit grit- stop!
Curse this rhyme-riddled mind.
Coerce fixed neurons
averse to change.
Disperse with
terse, taut
verse.

Topic(s) of this poem: poetry


Poet's Notes about The Poem

First line has 21 syllables. Successive lines drop one syllable.
The first word of every line is rhyming (the new narrow format has messed up the presentation) .

Comments about Perverse Poem by Diane Hine

  • (7/13/2012 7:54:00 PM)


    Enjoyed this unique write. Don’t have to worry about the 'nursery rhymes; ' you’ve faarrr exceeded that, while faring well in your own element.10 (Report) Reply

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  • (4/17/2012 12:09:00 PM)


    let go... burn with the fire... well written, well conceived. (Report) Reply

  • (4/13/2012 4:55:00 PM)


    lol, what a write. I'm sure this little gem sent more than one reader running for their dictionary. An exceptional example of fluid penning. Most excellent. tfs (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (4/5/2012 10:37:00 AM)


    A fantastic piece of writing Diane, and your word-play is just phenomenal. Without doubt a 10/10, (Report) Reply

  • Martin O'Neill (4/5/2012 7:10:00 AM)


    Wonderful writing and use of language as always Diane. I have always had a fondness for shaped poems too and, having read this I am now contemplating re-writing my one about bowling to resemble the shape of the pins in the alley.
    I'm supposed to be at work!
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 5, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, October 19, 2014


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