Repent

is is not

Desire is hidden
up our sleeves, playing us with
serendipity

Joker’s wild with make-believe
(better hide those foolish hearts)

I’ve bent everything here–prompts, forms, words, cards.

The prompt words are from Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday, but liberties have been taken with the tanka.  Also inspired by–although not really following–the dVerse pentimento prompt (well, pentimento does mean “to repent” in Italian), and a poem I wrote awhile ago based on Laura Nyro’s “Flim Flam Man”.

I do love that Joker/Fool card too.

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26 responses to “Repent”

  1. Colleen Chesebro says :

    Bending is part of creativity. I like the sentiments expressed and the rhythm of your words. Your art is always expressive too. Love it! ❤

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  2. Misky says :

    Nice bit of “bending”, too. I like this one a lot.

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  3. Frank Hubeny says :

    Nice connection of sounds with “sleeves”, “serendipity” and “believes”. I also liked those devil cards.

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  4. Jodi says :

    So fun to look at!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    Such cool artwork to go with these words. A great combination!

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  6. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) says :

    Love it… feel the secrecy of love…

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  7. Gospel Isosceles says :

    Oh the last parenthetical line is just perfect. How the naïve lovers can be tempted by the trickster’s magic.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. rothpoetry says :

    I loved all you twists and stretches! Hearts hidden from the jokers! Great use of imagery. Loved the song also!!
    Dwight

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  9. merrildsmith says :

    Great bending of form, Kerfe. The words are so clever. I’ve read them over a few times. The cards are great, too.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. lillian says :

    Ah….there’s creativity in the bending! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Jane Dougherty says :

    I love your Joker card, with that happy devil. Usually I find them creepy, but an honest to goodness demon changes everything. Bent in the middle and a thief of hearts too.

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