Palinode for d’Verse


No, I’ll save a part
for your bass guitar,
a springboard for my
voice – on a darkened floor

~under disco ball~

of splintered lights
with sounds that bleed
into rhymes that
chime sublime.

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Grace hosts dVerse Meeting the Bar, and she has asked us to write a palinode, that is:

‘an ode or song that retracts or recants a view or sentiment that the poet wrote in a previous poem.’

Published by Tricia Sankey

Plays with words in her free time.

26 thoughts on “Palinode for d’Verse

  1. So many seem capable of strong palinodes! I enjoy your piece – like a comment made after-the-fact, a moment where you might say, “No, the memory is of use even if you are no longer.” Delicious!

  2. I love your response to your twitter poem. Bad or darker, it all becomes part of ourselves. The puente part I liked best:

    into rhymes that
    chime sublime.

  3. I love the Twitter poem, Tricia, the sharp noes swallowed in bad duets, the way you used layout in ‘jumped out the window’ and ‘I cross your parts ou̶t̶’, and the Puente as recant is perfect, especially how the ‘springboard for my voice’ splinters into lights from a disco ball, and the final line with the only rhyme!

  4. I like the answer to your original poem Tricia, where I feel the ‘bassist’ has been demoted to the role of highlighting the singer’s talents.

  5. Tricia,
    What a duet the palinode becomes, the part and the counterpart necessary for the poet to transfigure into the magic that is her song! I love it. 💝

  6. Whistles!!! 💝💝 This is absolutely badass, Tricia 😀 I love the response; “a springboard for my voice – on a darkened floor under disco ball.”

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