Friday, April 11, 2008

Innocence

























The Dance of Youth
by Pablo Picasso


Innocence

Youthful singing fills white night
Circling round peaceful dove in flight
Convinced of Love's magnificence
In their lofty beneficence
Who will tell them the truth?
In their lofty beneficence
Convinced of Love's magnificence
Circling round peaceful dove in flight
Youthful singing fills white night


Copyright 2008 JO Janoski

6 comments:

  1. they will find their own truth--good poem /wonderful interp.

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  2. if about love they do dance
    then the truth they know per chance
    already within their hearts

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  3. I've noticed you're doing a lot of different forms in your work, Jo. That observance of convention is laudable in an era of 'no-rules' and 'no-form' construction. I like it a lot.

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  4. Especially liked your line: "Circling round peaceful dove in flight." Different ryhme scheme! Nicely done jo!

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  5. Your poem is beautiful and really captures the painting extremely well, Jo! Is there a name for this type of poem structure? I love the repeated lines 'below the fold'..? Don't know how to word it. Kudos!

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  6. janetleigh,
    The form is called a jozzonet. It was invented in recent years by a Dutch poet. I absolutely love it. I put rhyme in this one, but it's not necessary.

    The Jozzonet is a Dutch form, developed by Joz Knoop. The Jozzonet has an odd number of lines. The middle line of the poem functions as a mirror. It can be any length. Rhyme not necessary.

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