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Malimar

Inhaling, hushed, from hashed cigars my mind implodes in Malimar where Naiads bathe in caviar - I dream of dwarves and three-eyed tsars. The captive kiss of Princess Mars (who talks in tongues at seminars) burns red beyond Her blue boudoir - I writhe within Her pale peignoir. Her Maids gloss lips with cinnabar, bedizen cheeks in dusts that mar, serve teas beside the reservoir - I sip them from a samovar. Disguised in smoke and lamps of spar Her Genies gender gold dinars, evoking flames in ginger jars - I plea before the Commissar. At Princess’ neighbourhood bazaar, white shadows slip through doors ajar to drape my dreams in ash and char - I long await the Avatar. Her Merchants (preening, proud Hussars) paint pretty scenes on VCR’s while sailing ships to Zanzibar - I strum the strings of warped sitars. Her Prophets sometimes cruise in cars else while at each and every bar to speak of space and time bizarre - I pass my pride for small pourboires. Her Necromancers trace in tar tall tales of wisdom flung afar, transported by the Registrars - I hitchhike on their handlebars. Her seers conjure repertoires where She and I are on a par in infinite surreal memoirs - I sometimes sense the void is ours. My Princess never sees the scars cut by Her whispered “au revoirs” - I often wake to ask ‘who are these Gods that sail the distant stars?’

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 3/1/2017 4:01:00 PM
Great monorhyme and definitely absurd. Like it. Congratulations Terry! :-)
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Date: 2/28/2017 4:42:00 PM
Wow - how you pulled of that monorhyme! Masterful! Congrats on your win!
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Date: 2/28/2017 10:01:00 AM
I've sponsored some monorhyme contests lately, and it's difficult for most to come up with 12 rhymes that don't sound or feel forced somehow. You managed 40 yet the flow was perfect and not one felt forced, this is indeed a masterclass of monorhyme. Well done sir!
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Date: 2/28/2017 9:30:00 AM
Brilliant. The flow, the sound when I read and the characters all wrapped up so lightly and gently in all the meaning. Congratulations, Kai
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Date: 10/28/2013 8:10:00 PM
cant beat them rhymes, for sure sublime, well done here old mate....
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Date: 9/15/2013 6:24:00 PM
Terry, a lot can be learned about monorhymes by examining this textbook example. Beautiful job.... Jake
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Date: 9/15/2013 3:10:00 PM
rerading this beautifully crafted poem Terry
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Date: 9/15/2013 3:10:00 PM
rereading i meant..oops
Date: 8/8/2013 4:49:00 AM
What an incredible poem Terry. From Malimar to distant stars you have weaved a treasure of a poem here. Bravo!
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Date: 7/30/2013 7:20:00 AM
This flows so light and beautiful on the heart Terry..Sometimes i do wonder too who are these gods that sail the distant stars. .
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Date: 7/9/2013 4:15:00 PM
enjoying this again, my friend. Awesome
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Date: 7/7/2013 8:28:00 AM
Great imagination, rhyme and rhythm in this one..Enjoyed reading your creative lines this morn..Thanks for the visit to my Limerick..They are not so easy for me to write..Sara
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Date: 7/1/2013 4:44:00 PM
I am amazed that you have managed to come up with not only monorhymes, but monorhymes with two and three syllables in this dreamy fantasy!...Totally enchanting,Terry...I am in awe...
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Date: 6/13/2013 6:46:00 PM
Terry, this is addictive reading... find myself coming back often.. Perhaps there's a good living to be had writing for rappers? :) Mx
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Date: 6/6/2013 6:26:00 PM
wow that is some monorhyming you got going on and great rhythm as well. Very cool and unique.
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Date: 5/26/2013 5:05:00 PM
Oh, love this piece, Terry!:) Amazing imagery and metaphor...what a ride this poem is. "When pink opossums come to spar", feels like 'Wonderland'. So very clever! I haven't been writing much...dream some, think more, until reality swerves its angry head. Oh well....great tidings to you, Terry! Mikki
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Date: 5/24/2013 3:18:00 PM
awesome, as ever, Terry
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Date: 5/20/2013 8:36:00 AM
Nice poem full of 'strange' vocabulary amazing the reader...
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Date: 5/15/2013 2:15:00 PM
as usual your poetry takes one on a journey, one which never fails to amaze...
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Date: 5/14/2013 3:53:00 PM
Terry, you have so much talent displayed here. All the rhyming words that weave ancient and modern worlds together are just fantastic. It reads like a wonderful dream. I am in awe.
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Date: 5/14/2013 2:31:00 AM
Terry, a very pleasant poem to read - written so interesting and well. - Beautiful work! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 5/13/2013 10:41:00 AM
hi terry, looking forwrd to a new one..:) huggs
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Date: 5/11/2013 3:15:00 PM
clever and entertaining as ever, my friend - love it
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Date: 5/10/2013 8:05:00 PM
Love your word play, Terry.
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Date: 5/8/2013 11:45:00 AM
A mesmerizing subject magnetizing the mind and challenging language skills! Beautifully written! Thank You!
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Date: 5/7/2013 9:34:00 PM
Gotta agree with some of the below comments, Terry...I'm from Earth and you're from Mars or a distant star...Stunning and compelling poem nonetheless...You are equipped with a VERY sensitive antennae my friend!..TEN verses in flawless monorhyme? WOW...
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