Lady in White

A world where one can never live in darkness
And strangers stay connected through the night
Yet to another in the street they’re heartless
Ignoring them as men bereft of sight
A picture without clarity nor sharpness
Til a lady painted head to toe in white
Plays statue as a multitude walks by
And for a coin she’ll look you in the eye

———
http://www.napowrimo.net/2013/04/ottava-rima-for-the-eighth/
What an amazing form! It lends the poem a real narrative power, I can see why Byron chose it for Don Juan

Inspired by this TED talk by Amanda Palmer :
http://www.ted.com/talks/amanda_palmer_the_art_of_asking.html
I want to write more for this but I’m too tired to do it tonight

About these ads

One thought on “Lady in White

  1. Pingback: Lady in White continued – part 2 | Who Wander Are Lost

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s