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Stormy Seas January 2, 2007

Filed under: Poetry — jojanoski @ 10:14 am

A workshop assignment to write an acrostic monorhyme of at least 10 lines, any topic. I chose to write about a storm at sea. I used the painting below for inspiration, The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, by Rembrandt.



Seas were calm singing soft and sweet
Til the waters shuffled on restless feet
Oh slowly, then faster did they fleet.
Reeling, rolling, roaring feat.
Mast in motion, waves mere sheets


Yearning to swallow all they meet.
Suffocating waters, powerful beat
Eliciting ghosts, amazing feat.
Always conquering, never beat.
Stormy seas reign first soft and sweet.


Copyright 2006 JO Janoski



5 Responses to “Stormy Seas”

  1. Bob Says:

    Great job! That’s a tough assignment.

  2. This assigment was tough! But you did excellent as always.

  3. Mickej Says:

    A really tough assignment! Great work, Jo!

  4. ozymandiaz Says:

    It seems you “stormed” right thru the assignment…
    sorry for the pun
    no I’m not
    but you did a great job
    I like the rhythme
    something about the poem seem very much like Poe

  5. jojanoski Says:

    Ozy, you’re right. I just re-read it and it does sound a little like Poe. That wasn’t my intention, but I’m glad.

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