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it’s a something different that dances inside me

it’s a light that renders me muted~untouchable

it’s an incomplete heartbeat rhythm~ bizarrely

violent and sweet; quiet riots of syllables

meet a tattered ball of storm that curls and uncurls

it’s a shimmer of mirror, a gaggle of shadows

it’s a soft brown animal, a bruteful of howls

if one attempts to fish or wish in these shallows

well, metamorphosis blinks a wink of a flash

it’s a something different still, neither bone nor flesh

twist of exquisite breaths


not a haiku


who thinks his body, like a woman.”

NaPoWriMo day 16:- Today, the challenge, to write a curtal sonnet. This is a variation on the classic 14-line sonnet. The curtal sonnet form was developed by Gerard Manley Hopkins, and he used it for what is probably his most famous poem, “Pied Beauty.” A curtal sonnet has eleven lines, instead of the usual fourteen, and the last line is shorter than the ten that precede it. Here are two other examples of Hopkins’ curtal sonnets: “Ash Boughs,” and “Peace.”