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I here attempt to show the Rubiyat; as a fragrent entity, the words/empathy of which I allude
To as petals of flowers, ( you may have guessed as much? ) in the 1st lines it effects
people of all ages, enveloping them in its form and narrative, Rubiyat is based around either a 5 or 4 syllable per line count, hence my  "penta meteron" 
"tetra pedes" ." to try to place its structure within the " flow of its images" That I
attempt to convey, the sober black being ink.. 'hope you enjoy this piece..! 

Yours Joe.."  

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Of bud bossed delicate; in its aroma much will enfold!
The turbulence of youth; also the seasoned and the old.
Tetra pedes, cross pages, sober.. in black, throughout the ages
Oh! to pass to others this understanding; and in bold.

Manifold are images, ‘thrusting now fresh into flower,
To awareness, of precious cargo; as in life’s laden bower...’
Penta metron sketch outlines, though imperfectly employed;
I reach to the stars today; as yet passes my hour!...

Translucence shows within the fading of life’s colour
As this continuing expressive awaits its turn, of another!..
My thoughts fill like pages, to blossoms in bloom
A soft falling, as petals; to your earth, my sister & brother...

To re-count of life’s possibility's... in the Rubaiyat form;
Melding its grandeur; to the bland magnitude of today’s norm!
Opening in its intricacy, the doorway to ecstasy 
Playing many a cadence, relayed from its echoes borne.

Ever may its blossoms & completeness be flowering, 
Entwining with the lines of the sages, to forever cling!
Refreshing the heart; perhaps a world? now tired and worn.
To a climax of prosody, does this weave of true praises sing.

© Joe

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  1. Date: 5/19/2014 6:08:00 AM
    OMG Joe! The intensity with which you write leaves me breathless. Need I say I loved this profound piece? Into my favorites it goes!

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 6:16:00 PM
    Stopping by to say hi.... Linda

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 8:36:00 PM
    Hi there, Joe. How is it going? my hubbie is still not employed but is putting out bids trying to find work for himself in concrete, etc. Wish us luck!!

  1. Date: 2/23/2013 1:11:00 PM
    This is a sophisticated write Joe - real artistic nourishment here - reminds me of the righteous restlessness of age for those who care & dare to live - J.A.B. %

    Ball Avatar Robert Ball
    Date: 2/28/2013 6:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My dear friend Joe, Your amazing. God bless Bob
  1. Date: 2/23/2013 1:07:00 PM
    lovely write here, Joe : )

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 9:54:00 AM
    OmarKhayesque! The grandeur of life's possibilties! Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 8:59:00 AM
    Great form to follow. Good job.

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 5:01:00 AM
    Joe an excellent piece and very interesting...David

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 1:30:00 AM
    good one here Joe old mate, bloody good Rubaiyat... Interesting comment on camels eye gate, knowing more me bloody fate :) on ya mate....

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 7:16:00 PM
    Thanks for reading my writes, I have enjoyed yours this evening. Light & love

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 3:33:00 AM
    This is an extremely beautiful and outstanding write my dear friend, Joe. I extremely love it. So happy to read it today. I'm always wishing that many of my writes will also be felt and enjoyed by spectators ;). This is indeed a great masterpiece and precious gem from a great poet like you. Thank you so much for sharing and your kind visit in one of my poems. Would you mind if I'll keep this in one of my favs? Thank you so much. Have a grace-filled and blessed day always! love/hugs, Leonora

    Maverick Avatar Joe Maverick
    Date: 2/3/2013 10:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am honoured by such kind words and warm thoughts Leonora, thank you Joe..)
  1. Date: 1/31/2013 7:41:00 PM
    I love the words dear poet, and your words plucks for your readers enjoyment and your significant implications, which without a doubt, titillate the minds bends ! *smiles* Have a wonderful evening Joe....much love, james

  1. Date: 1/30/2013 11:11:00 PM
    Hello again, my friend!

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 12:30:00 PM
    Hi Joe, what a unique style! I have missed reading your work. Still sick, but sometimes I have to stop by. Hope things are going well for you, my friend. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 3:09:00 PM
    Exotic and rather fruity - like Sufi stuff. I read the Rubiyat many years ago. I think the words themselves are enchanting, regardless of meaning. Love, daver

  1. Date: 1/26/2013 2:58:00 PM
    lovely write, Joe : )

  1. Date: 1/25/2013 9:39:00 PM
    hey, my Irish poem was not a limerick. It was a rondeau. Hmmm, I wonder if it had to be a limerick?? I didn't see that!!

  1. Date: 1/25/2013 9:12:00 PM
    Hello Joe, i'm trying to live up to being good in your poetic eyes... thank you so much for the gems painted through out your poem... full of passion...xox~LINDA

  1. Date: 1/25/2013 3:39:00 PM
    this is wonderful poetry Joe,, a long time since reading a poet with this form...again wonderful poetry

  1. Date: 1/23/2013 2:49:00 PM
    A rather interesting rubaiyat - love this form. At first I thought it might be about minerals, as many of them are suitable to be cut into cabochons, but was pleasantly surprised to find a garden of aroma.