Dizain Limbo

What is this twilight, this world of shadow?
It’s neither day nor night, this crumbling ledge.
In our innocence, we named it limbo,
and think we know it well, this fiery edge
of hell, where even demons’ pinions fledge.
Yet the painful glow of eternity
is tempting when compared with the empty
uncertainty – even hellfire can stave –
although it may be inadvertently
a spiritual void beyond the grave.

Kim M. Russell, 1st August 2019

Detail from the hellscape panel in the triptych ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ by Hieronymus Bosch

My response to dVerse Poets Pub Meeting the Bar: More Dizain

Frank is our host this week and he reminds us that we are currently focusing on the dizain, a poem of ten lines with ten syllables per line and a rhyme pattern ababbccdcd

I chose to rework a poem called ‘Ghost of a Chance’, which I wrote in April for NaPoWriMo.  

Advertisements

16 thoughts on “Dizain Limbo

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.