I would like these words to make a big splash,
Receiving due admiration and praise,
Words of originality and flair,
Imperiously splashed upon the page,
Absolutely sure of their reception,
Just another winning entry for me.
I wonder what form of poem would suit me?
What would make the biggest possible splash?
After all, I want a good reception,
I am the first to admit I seek praise;
It is a challenge to start a fresh page,
Hoping to display my poetic flair.
Some poems show extraordinary flair,
There are those that really astonish me,
Skilfully chosen words surge from the page
With a resounding literary splash,
Poetry worthy of huge floods of praise,
Guaranteed a high water reception.
Still, my concern is my own reception:
Would a Terzanelle best portray my flair?
Such a complex pattern might earn some praise,
Even from those who tend to dismiss me,
But would it make a memorable splash?
I do need to put something on the page.
So here I sit, staring at a new page -
A blank one will get a poor reception,
More of a droplet than a tidal splash,
With its complete antithesis of flair,
It would utterly humiliate me.
What is a surefire recipe for praise?
So is it to be derision or praise
Awaiting what is written on this page?
Some Neptunian muse may inspire me,
Enabling a riotous reception
For a masterpiece meriting high praise,
A sea of applause in which I can splash.
I do hope praise will be my reception,
My flair clearly evident on the page,
I would give me a kick to make a splash.
June 2 2020 - "Splash" - K. M. Neumann
June 7 2020 - N/A
June 15 2020 - "N/A Rerun 7" - J. Hamilton
Copyright © Beth Evans | Year Posted 2020
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