Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Good-bye hello

You say yes, I say no
You say stop and I say go
– The Beatles
For her, as usual

One

We say good-bye,
each one walks on,
to meet again
and again
to let destiny
take its course

Two

you will not turn around,
I know,
tomorrow
and again,
becoming love
full circle

Three

We say good-bye, you will not turn around,
each one walks on, I know,
to meet again tomorrow
and again and again,
to let destiny becoming love
take its course full circle

– Leonard “Cleaver” Blumfeld (© 2010)


Three poems – two separate ones, which are then horizontally combined to form a third. This is called a cleave.

This cleave was written for napowrimo #14.

What is cleave poetry?

10 comments:

Stan Ski said...

Yes + yes = Yyeess...???
This works for me.

Only Footprints said...

Each poem is seamless and has stands alone.

briarcat said...

yep. Yours works

Sheila Deeth said...

Wow. Reads like a perfect cleave - and I didn't even know what a cleave was till this morning.

poemblaze said...

Well crafted. Good job.

Raven's Wing Poetry said...

Agreed with Only Footprints. You did very well with this.

-Nicole

one more believer said...

love this form as well instead of side by side writing each one separately and then merged... gives more strength in the long run ... this expression of love is exquisite.. small portions cleave

flaubert said...

Nice job!
Pamela

Aayushi Mehta said...

Wow. Perfectly done.

Yousei Hime said...

I like yours better than mine, and I like how you set yours up too. It took me forever to get mine to look right. Good job on the prompt.