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Pitchers of dark ale

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© G. V., 08-17-2013, All Rights Reserved
I pronounce the word "Requiem" the Latin way which is "Reqviem".


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Pitchers of dark ale


Pitchers of dark ale

The new horizons have escaped the glass
in parallax 'mid old dimensions' field,
the captain sang stentorian and bass
Rossini's Reqviem with his belly keeled.

Upon the minds our primal goal evinced,
a crazy Mistral whistled 'mid the ropes
forlorn the waves with sea foam splashed to rinse
and cleanse with salty taste our blurry scopes.

We reigned alone upon the darkest blue
a drunken steersman conning us to hell
and when we spoke a tuna entered through
our open mouths to cause aghast misspell.   :)

But coiled up round and dumb our hazy thought
to distant seas egressed, with drinks to hale, 
a woozy balance ruled our deeds of naught,
and demons laughed with pitchers to regale.

The sailboat cradled happy 'pon the waves,
seesawing mindless bird, deleted griefs,
with tunas jumping round we danced the raves,
all-night our techno moves avoided reefs.

We danced with maids that laughed and called our names, 
their curvy foggy shapes we longed to trace,
but dark the flowing ale was causing games, 
inviting sirens' laugh was death's embrace.

© 08-17-2013, G. Venetopoulos, All rights reserved
(Iambic pentameter)

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  1. Date: 12/29/2013 11:54:00 AM
    Good to see the really top win here Georgio, Just stopping off at a public computer to wish congrats,,´

  1. Date: 12/29/2013 6:47:00 AM
    Okay got it. The first stanza had really scared me..What followed was what I know. So it's a mariner's tale and all that regalement, then the finish. The description is splendid, lavish.. merry as a sailor is! Loved it! and I recognized Rossini your favorite...

  1. Date: 12/29/2013 6:34:00 AM
    This will need a serious sitting and read,, before one can understand some. Your English textbooks were surely different from all others' :) Shall be back again. For now I shall congratulate you on a brilliant win! love

  1. Date: 12/28/2013 10:27:00 AM
    A very good poem and a nice win Giorgio, I enjoyed reading this one....Roger

  1. Date: 12/27/2013 10:29:00 PM
    Congrats, Giorgio. You're such a talented poet!

  1. Date: 12/27/2013 9:30:00 AM
    You've written many poems of excellence, this however truly stands out to me---it's a story, a dream, a movie that is filled with amazing images. Bravo

    cornish Avatar craig cornish
    Date: 12/27/2013 9:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Fav BTW
  1. Date: 12/27/2013 9:23:00 AM
    The master's elegant touch as always. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 12/27/2013 8:59:00 AM
    Enjoyed the poem for the first time and congratulations on this fine win, Giorgio

  1. Date: 12/27/2013 7:55:00 AM
    A very good poem Giorgio, You write with so much description. Congrats on a well deserved win.....Roger

  1. Date: 12/27/2013 1:38:00 AM
    Giorgio, amazing... CONGRATULATIONS -thank you for supporting my contest. Wishing you the best when it comes to Health and Happiness, this coming New Year! Always, & Forever... Linda

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 11:30:00 AM
    I love how you involve so much imagery in this one. Always descriptive in your writing!!

    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V.
    Date: 8/18/2013 9:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The word is "eloquent" - not descriptive. G.
  1. Date: 8/16/2013 3:43:00 PM
    Tomorrow We re going to be at sea with friends..and im gonna picture this view.I enjoyed your last stanza re sirens and death's embrace..I wonder if ever there was at least a friendly siren.to challenge the tale.I really love your poem Giorgio.. Awesome

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 3:24:00 PM
    wow, G... you have entered the semi-dark realm of the mythical and played it brilliantly, the madness/ twist at the end was a bomb...rhyming at its best as well..:) huggs