Cornetto

This poem won Honourable mention in the 2010 2-Day Poem Contest

In the monthly magazine,

you are bound for glory,

standing tall, antiquated,

your lean body

legendary,

 -a solemn note

of wood and wind…

anniversary time,

from the grit of a summer stage,

breath centered

on evening’s ensemble,

you etiolate

then bow gentle

 -a lost lover,

a long leaf free-floating;

from a table of notes

that slow rise before us,

you slake

your solemn sadness

into Renaissance movements

 -a passion that sky-drifts

winged creatures

 -soft-veiled lovers,

where ancient sounds

pulse precious;

leap wistfully

above the grey gauze cloud …

a poignant celebration,

Cornetto,

bending bone and air

on perfumed breeze.

Published online June 01 2010.

This poem was a winner in CV2’s annual 2-Day Poem Contest. Every April, CV2 challenges players to create a new original poem that uses all 10 words of our choosing. It’s poetry under pressure for prizes, publication, and personal bests. Learn how to sign up for the next 2-Day Poem Contest.


Poetry Only cover image

This piece was published in ‘Poetry Only,’ the Spring 2011 issue of CV2.

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