Adeyemi Joshua

Gold Star - 26,773 Points (07/06/98 / Lagos state)

Reserata Carcerem Lxiii

Poem by Adeyemi Joshua

Athwart swayed a raven 'cross land,
yon cliffs 'n' moist mountains anon 't danced
'til a callous Centuar caught her
'n' made mess ''f graces nature barters.

Ergo did sh' rhino's allure snatch,
'n' 'to confetti crushed sanity's hatch;
her new form "f rhin'cerous raven -
cloned contractions "f pain, wiles 'n' shudders.

Callous Centuar ergo tottered
'wards hankering hemisphere -
rusty raven ñ longer jocund;
jolting joy cramped b' pizzazz' dagger.

Felon fate caught rusty raven;
yore, she'd had nosy Nymphs cloven.
'20: 08: 01: 10: 29

Note:
a)of callous comeback.
b)Written apace with the Middle English lexis:
i)athwart - from side to side
ii)yon - beyond
iii)anon - at once
iv)ergo - then
v)yore - long ago
c)The following are used with no syllabic consequences:
i)'cross - across
ii)yon - beyond
iii)'n' - and
iv)'t - it
v)'til - until
vi)"f - of
vii)sh' - she
viii)'to - into
ix)'wards - towards
x)ñ - on
xi)b' - by

Topic(s) of this poem: mythology

Form: Sonnet


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 1, 2020