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Poem: Searching the Vertical Horizon

In the dark her love shines
Like a broken lighthouse
Frozen ahead in one direction
Blind to what is around her

Like a broken lighthouse
Her heart sits abandoned
Unattended by a living hand

Frozen ahead in one direction
Her vision is fixed on a horizon
For a lover that’s not coming back

Blind to what is around her
Artificially alone in a life
That is far from empty 

This poem is an example of a trimetric as offered by Grace as her prompt over at dVerse Cafe.

1. Trimeric has 4 stanzas

2. The first stanza has 4 lines

3. The other three stanzas have 3 lines each

4. The first line of each stanza is a refrain of the corresponding line in the first stanza (so 2nd stanza starts with the second line, third stanza starts with the third line, etc.).

5. The sequence of lines, then, is abcd, b – -, c – -, d – -.

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45 thoughts on “Poem: Searching the Vertical Horizon

  1. This is heartbreaking. The topics of love and abandonment, and how it takes the narrator through a grieving roller-coaster, it’s powerful, deep, and sad. Beautifully and solemnly penned.

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  2. Great metaphor for the emotion conveyed in the poem and great image too. Interesting idea that the lighthouse, which is a lifesaver for those marooned or lost at sea, is broken. it makes it more poignant.

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  3. So easily we can be distracted by Sorrow and miss the life that continues happening all around us, and unfortunately in a situation such as this — Without us. This was an excellent bit of writing.

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