d’Verse Quadrille #114; Poetical Magnetism

De Jackson, aka WhimsyGizmo, is tending bar at the renown pub for poets. For today’s Quadrille she wants us to “get out your poetical science kit and play with magnets”. I have a playful poem but my real achievement is that I am experimenting with the new block editor with this post, something I have resisted up to now.


Needled

Tested metal—  this man was tin!

Unaligned, no lodestone within

No choice, no either ore

alloy, ally, I needed more

What’s the point, of what worth

if unable to find true north?

Lost my bearings with that man

steeled myself, gave him the can.


46 thoughts on “d’Verse Quadrille #114; Poetical Magnetism

  1. I love this and the imagery. The rhyme scheme and wordplay grabs at me greatly, specifically this:

    “alloy, ally, I needed more

    What’s the point, of what worth

    if unable to find true north?”

    This is also powerful:

    “Lost my bearings with that man

    steeled myself, gave him the can.”

    And now thanks to Lisa, I have “Tin Man” by America running around in my head. 😀

    Such a brilliantly crafted piece. As always, an enjoyable read.

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  2. Enjoyed your playfulness with words and smooth rhyme. I always had a fear of the Wizard of Oz, but if I had to choose a favourite character it would definitely be him, ol’ Mr. Tin.

    Like

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