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Contrapuntal Moon - Parts One and Two

Part One. A silent yawn, the moon awakes. Compels its patron planet's shape. As oceans shift by its command And with its might recasts the land. Below the lunar rings of mist, A strip of cloud, a stolen kiss. The harvest yields a poet's line on hay-rides of forgotten rhyme. Part Two. While far beneath the grain we reap, Magnetic powers guard our sleep; But in this source protecting Earth, It warps the minds of some at birth A missing foresight of control, Malignant thoughts that urge, cajole. Your moonlit steps they wait to hear; A twisted grin, as you grow near. Iambic Tetrameter / Cateletic. Rhyme / AA-BB Gene Bourne 02-02-14 .

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Date: 8/16/2014 2:16:00 AM
I do like your poetry. Intelligent and beautifully thought out. Much to absorb and appreciate. Welcome to the Soup Gene and if you need any tips on finding all the little secrets of the Soup. Just ask. I find if i want to find anothe poet easily I make them a fav poet and you are in my favs now. Aloha for now. SuZ
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 8/17/2014 6:45:00 PM
Thanks for your note. The blogs are a good way of getting to know other poets. Most of us communicate there rather than in the forum. There are also extra tabs on the blog writer stating a bio and photos...then there is soupmail the first little icon next to a poets avatar.. You can also view the latest poems by clicking the 'poems by poet link ' from the left column. Enjoy. SuZ
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Gene Bourne
Date: 8/16/2014 11:13:00 AM
Thanks for the offer to help, Suzanne. I might be asking for some tips, as it's still a bit confusing. The "Fav List" is a great idea. I'll add you to mine. Thanks for the comment about my poetry. I once wrote mainly in free verse...but my background in music and the challenge of meter I enjoy. Have a great weekend.....Your PS friend....Gene.
Date: 7/31/2014 8:40:00 AM
The harvest of a poet's line..Yes you got plenty to share...Welcome to poetrysoup.Your magmificent poetry sounds familiar to someone whom I know and who used to write in Iambic meter..Maybe in another life? : ).Welcome
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Date: 6/26/2014 10:12:00 PM
aha, it's your first poem here! This one has an eerie ending. I think you are describing those born " a bad seed" I loved the second stanza pulling in the romance under the moon. Hay rides of forgotten rhyme . AWESOME line.
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Gene Bourne
Date: 6/27/2014 4:33:00 AM
Hi, Andrea. I dropped a nostalgic & plunged into a dark poem abruptly. In hindsight, I imposed on the reader, selfishly. 2 incomplete poems exist here. Perhaps a light and dark version. This poem troubles me more than any other I've composed. Your comment is a succinct reminder and so correctly stated. Why I picked it as my first post on PS mystifies me....YF....Gene
Date: 3/16/2014 1:11:00 AM
Hello Gene, I'm a bit late.. , A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. I hope you enjoy the community, as I did when I first join, March 2010. You'll find many friendly poets, who are ready to support and offer positive feedback. I want to be the first to invite you on over, to my contest and poetry page. I OFFER MY CONTEST, in hopes it inspires you to write another poem. I'm looking forward to following you and your poetry ha-ha a special pair:) here's the link to the contest page. http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_contests/ <---~Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@
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Gene Bourne
Date: 3/16/2014 8:23:00 AM
Thanks for the welcome, Linda. The contest sounds fun...and I hope I can maneuver around well enough, this early, to join in.. ...........Good PS friends for sure............ Gene Bourne.
Date: 1/22/2014 11:40:00 PM
Hello Gene, and welcome to this site. This is an impressive first submission. If your subsequent entries here are as good as this one, then I know I will be reading quality.
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Gene Bourne
Date: 3/16/2014 8:28:00 AM
A late thank you, Robert for your thoughtfulness in welcoming to PoetrySoup. I appreciate your comments about my poem. Your friend, Gene Bourne
Date: 1/21/2014 2:54:00 PM
Nice opening poem Gene, glad to see you came over from the dark side...If you meet the same poets I have and it looks like you have already you'll enjoy yourself my friend.....
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Gene Bourne
Date: 1/22/2014 6:13:00 PM
Hi, Fred Yes, they have electricity here. I see you have a nice start...and will enjoy catching up, reading your posts. Have a great evening, Gene.
Date: 1/21/2014 1:11:00 PM
Gene, , Your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers!! Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND". Hugs* SKAT
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Gene Bourne
Date: 1/22/2014 6:16:00 PM
Hi, Skat A. I limped over from Y, but wounds are healing. So nice of you to welcome me ....and look forward to us being friends. Thanks so much. Gene.
Date: 1/21/2014 11:21:00 AM
Thank you for your comment on my poem Gene, and excellent job on this lovely poem. I'm sure that you will add plenty more in time. if you liked "A Perfect Rose" might I then suggest you read my poems, "My Secret Sin" , "Grand Canyon", "From My Window Lofty High", "My Green Lady", "Autumn's Lullaby", "Something Wicked", "Autumn Is For Lovers", "Four Sisters" and Cupid Cupid". I took extra care with these poems to perfect the rhythm. Again, thank you and welcome to the Soup.
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Gene Bourne
Date: 1/21/2014 12:11:00 PM
I appreciate you contacting me, Timothy. My first few hours of navigating around, attempting to "figure out" how PS works is a bit daunting. Your writing possesses a strength and ease I find appealing. Your "Rose" poem, Iambic Tetrameter, as was mine. I occasionally write in the Horror / Suspenseful Category. . I couldn't find the meter type listed. Thanks so much for contacting me. Your message has helped me a part of this comprehensive site. I look forward to reading your other poems and commenting. YF Gene Bourne.
Date: 1/21/2014 5:45:00 AM
- Warm welcome to PoetrySoup,Gene - I choose your first nice poem and hope you will write many more in the future - Hope you will be satisfied with our "soup family" - we are many .. but has plenty of room for you too- PoetrySoup Rule1: Be kind and keep PoetrySoup a haven. PoetrySoup is a drama free zone(Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours.) Thank you posted your words and thoughts here, I want to come back to read more another day. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Gene Bourne
Date: 1/21/2014 12:37:00 PM
Thanks for the welcome, Anne. You were the first to welcome me There's much to learn-as-I go. (duh) ( like moving to a new large city), Hopefully one day, navigating PS will seem second nature. Your thoughtfulness in welcoming me is very much appreciated. Your kindness has made me feel welcome and I feel as if I have a foot in the door. Have a wonderful day. Gene Bourne.