Sacrificial Love

Freya Pickard has invented a poetic structure she calls Freyan Verse:

Freyan Verse consists of 5 stanzas, each containing 7 lines. The seventh line of verses two and four overlap with line one of verses three and five. … Lines one and seven of each verse contain just one word. Each poem is designed to be read both vertically and horizontally. You can read each verse separately, and, you can also read the poem as a whole.

This is my second attempt…

lust match
a conflagration made in heaven
of the self choirs of angels sing
worship of the physical beauty of two in love
of one of more unlimited passion led to the altar
ecstatic and sacrificial crying to the divine to elevate
sex with or without romance
hear her sigh an angelic voice setting heads a-spinning
see her hunger timeless eyes black holes devouring
her flame bright with selfish destruction
drowning the silk of all the spider wrought
cups overflowing in pursuit of that essential
wine friendship

About Frank

A Sci-Fi & Fantasy author and lyrical poet with a mild obsession for vampires, succubi, goddesses and Supergirl.
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12 Responses to Sacrificial Love

  1. Wow. That’s complex. Well done!

  2. BroadBlogs says:

    What he said. Yes, well done!

  3. Noora says:

    Well done, Frank. What a creative post – and poems so beautifully expressed.

  4. Reblogged this on Dragonscale Clippings and commented:
    today I’m re-blogging Frank’s recent post – his Freyan Verse are very clever! what do you think?

  5. Wow! This is a little complicated for me but you did a marvelous job, as usual.

    • Frank says:

      There are five short poems connecting eight key words. What’s particularly nice about the structure is that you can read/write it different ways. It doesn’t necessarily make sense but it creates suggestive images and ulterior meanings, e.g.:

      choirs of angels sing worship of the physical beauty of two in love, of one, of more

      timeless eyes, black holes devouring, her flame bright with selfish destruction, drowning the silk, of all the spider wrought

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