Now I Lai Me Down a Poem

Now I lay me down
these lines, this small crown
of words.

Rest inside these ground
ink stains, where I’m found
in verbs,

in the throes of noun
and syllable, bound;

Victoria has us playing with the lai form, over at dVerse today. Come play! 

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27 Responses to Now I Lai Me Down a Poem

  1. I love how you did it with verbs and nouns… a great journey in ink

  2. frankhubeny says:

    Nice title for a crown of words.

  3. Such a delight, De. So often we are drawn to writing poems about poetry–for me, they are a bit like love poems.

  4. Misky says:

    Perfect. Love this.

  5. blogoratti says:

    Splendid piece, greetings.

  6. yes, it’s all about the verb – that’s where we’re found and bound by syllable. This is very witty!

  7. What a clever description of the mind set of a poet writing to syllabic constriction!

  8. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Over the years I’ve earned to write while counting syllables–all thanks to dVerse prompts. Yes poems about poems are love stores–like movies about making movies

  9. jillys2016 says:

    Subtle elements of passion here – nice!

  10. Charley says:

    A poet’s bedtime prayer!

  11. In the throes of a noun. I Like it

  12. Great writing as always.

  13. Lovely! I love the idea of wearing a crown of words to sleep. Poets are lucky that way.

  14. lynn__ says:

    De-lightfull 😀

  15. Truedessa says:

    The muse was truly inspired to write

  16. Sumana Roy says:

    Wow! That was a unique topic indeed.

  17. kim881 says:

    I love it, De! A wonderful poem prayer.

  18. NJ says:

    I love it. This is perfect.

  19. Colin Lee says:

    Love this. Poetry in the poetics.

  20. Kathy Reed says:

    I like especially “in the throws of a noun”….great write!

  21. lillian says:

    Clever take on that old fashioned prayer, “Now I lai me down to sleep…”
    You’ve laied down a good one here 🙂 Love your take on this little form!

  22. Grace says:

    Soul stirring write De ~ Love your creative title, smiles ~

  23. Waltermarks says:

    I like the thought of resting inside these lines. Being so caught up in the moment; kind of takes it out of time itself

  24. ‘this small crown of words’ I love that image 🙂

  25. jerennazuto says:

    Such a rich poem. Everyline makes me want to read it again. I love it.

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