Aruns for April – 8

Wine,
dancing,
that moment
when your laughter
turned the light soft gold,
turned
the wine
to honey.
Long ago now.
Memory must dig —
search
out clues,
find the past.
So long, the wine
has gone to acid.

My first draft of this had to change.  I’d gone off course by lining up two 5-syllable lines one right after the other:

Long ago now.
So long, memory
must drag its own lake –
search
out clues,
find the past.

I’m sorry to lose the idea of dragging the lake, but I’m trying to stay true to the form.  Maybe that image will fit somewhere else, some-way else.

An Arun: a fifteen-line poem in three sets of five lines. Each set of five lines follows the same syllable structure: starting with one syllable and increasing by one (1/2/3/4/5 — 3x).

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