20 June: A contrapuntal poem

poppy field by Claude Money

In This Moment

a breeze tempers
the heat pulsing off brick

poppy petals
paper thin – disengage

and fail in the heat

a bumblebee’s last
chance before hot rain
thunders down

Spain arrives
on the wind and fills
the open windows

A contrapuntal poem. More info is available at MasterClasses. Image from WikiArt Poppy Fields by Claude Money Date 1885, ©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting on Twitter

10 responses to “20 June: A contrapuntal poem”

  1. This is so interesting, Misky. But the last stanza is my stand-out favourite. 🙂 I think you have inspired me to turn copycat and try a contrapuntal poem also.


    1. In look forward to reading yours. I have to admit, I find this form a challenge.

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      1. Yes, I am battling with it. I read the webpage you linked to. I decided to try the side by side option. I think my eyes might turn inside out.


        1. Ha! That’s not an attractive look. 😂

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  2. I’m very intrigued by this one. I’ll have to investigate further. Thank you.


    1. Worms just wrote a good one!


  3. Spain arrives on the wind —a reader of the misky words sighs in awe abd satisfaction

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    1. Thank you so much, Esther.


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