I Said Octelle Not Cocktail #dVerse #Throwback Thursday

How you came to me in the night
as some frangible throb of light,
you teased with soft profusion
I caved to your collusion,
neither major nor minor
your notes could not be finer,
how you came to me in the night
as some frangible throb of light.

© N Nazir 2022

*Written for dVerse, hosted by Grace, who invites us to write an Octelle poem. Originally created by Emily Romano, this form consists of 8 lines that should contain both personification and symbolism in a telling manner. Syllable count: 8/8/7/7/7/7/8/8, with rhyme scheme aa/bb/cc/aa. The first two lines are the last two lines are identical.

*I have coupled this poem with a Throwback Thursday from a band I never tire of listening to. This one is a symphony to my ears. Yes, Pixies, give it to me.

45 thoughts on “I Said Octelle Not Cocktail #dVerse #Throwback Thursday

  1. Love the “frangible” throb of light and the music inspired words of: neither major nor minor
    your notes could not be finer. Sunra, love the clever title (and music too). Thanks for joining in!

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      1. Thank you, dear Gillena! ❤ By the way, I dropped by your blog yesterday and tried to comment on it but I couldn't as it doesn't allow Anonymous commenting (which would then allow me to type my name in). So I was unable to tell you how much I enjoyed your poems! Hope you see this note 🙂

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  2. sanaarizvi

    This is exquisitely drawn, Sunra! 😍😍 I especially love; “I caved to your collusion, neither major nor minor your notes could not be finer.” Yes, music has an undeniable effect on one’s soul ❤❤

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  3. Rob Kistner

    Wonderful poem Sunra…🙂
    “…neither major nor minor
    your notes could not be finer…”
    That Pixies song is !KILLER! — sharp, yet fragile, minimalist, yet rich, light, yet deep, fun, yet poignant… killer! 👍🏼 I’d never heard it… ✌🏼❤️

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