BRIAN & ANGELA

BRAVE ~ NEW ~ WORLD Diamond Morphic Poem ~ with verse reverse !

 

 

I

DONT

KNOW HOW

THE MOVEMENT

STARTED IT JUST DID

WE WERE ALL STUDENTS &

THEREFORE IDEALISTIC WE COULD

BUILD A BRAVE NEW WORLD ~ BUT FIRST

WE MUST DESTROY THE OLD ONE ~ ESPECIALLY

IDEOLOGIES AND RELIGIONS ~ ALL RELICS OF SENILITY

WE MUST DESTROY THE OLD ONE ~ ESPECIALLY

BUILD A BRAVE NEW WORLD ~ BUT FIRST

THEREFORE IDEALISTIC WE COULD

WE WERE ALL STUDENTS &

STARTED IT JUST DID

THE MOVEMENT

KNOW HOW

DON'T

I  

 

Thanks for visiting ~ comments welcome ~ Love BRIAN XOX

 

When a Poem is published SHAPE becomes important !

Presentation is just as important as Rhyme & Rhythm.

Because it is disciplined ~ classical poetry (Sonnets and

Haiku etc always have a visually pleasing shape. Morphic

Poetry takes this to a new level and the completed Poem

(rather like a jig-saw puzzle) has a geometrical symmetry !

The above example (MORPHIC DIAMOND) is the simplest &

each line must be the same length longer that the previous

one. To make perfect symmetry the last line of verse ONE is

not repeated but becomes the first line of verse TWO which

is the same as verse ONE only reversed ~ OK The same Poem

can be presented as a DIABLO by writing verse TWO first and

the line "I" is not repeated and becomes the middle line ! 

Why not have a go it is as easy as I make it look ~ BRIAN XOX    

Comments8

  • Goldfinch60

    Clever write Brian, it works well both ways.

    • BRIAN & ANGELA

      Thanks ~ sometimes I an surprised how well is does work as written (I did not have to re-write it) I think it is a foible of the English language the not only can PALINDROMES (NAPOLEON ~ "Able was I ere I saw ELBA") make sense in reverse but a whole passage or poem ~ read from top to bottom and vice versa ! I have written many of these. It is a quirk of the English language that word order is flexible ! ! Good Morning I said ~ Said I Morning Good ! Thanks for your kind comment ~ BRIAN

    • orchidee

      I say it's a good write. Write good a it's say I. Erm, I need more practice at this lark! lol. I'm gibbering on now - no change there then! heehee.

    • orchidee

      But to take the theme of the poem - someone said 'The New Age' stuff is all 'Old Age' now! There are 'campaigney' people, having a faith or none, who try to set about changing the world. Had a speaker on such at church once. Couldn't stand the fella. Nothing of Christianity in his talk. He rather bored me!

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        Well STEVE Christians do not need the NEW AGE Philosophy (and it\'s adherents do penetrate the CHURCH) but we have the BOOK of REVELATION (which I have touched on !) BUT it does not make pleasant reading ~ but I believe it because in the END the GODHEAD prevails & SATAN is destroyed. My Faith is based on the BIBLE ~ In the Beginning GOD ~ In Between GOD ~ In the END GOD ~ Amen ! Thanks for reading and commenting ~ BRIAN

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        MY EXPERIENCE WITH STUDENTS IS: They all want to change the World but don't know how ! We had a speaker came to speak at College ! When asked for his "Plan for the Future" He said first i would tear everything down ! We asked then what ? He replied I on't know BUT when the past is destroyed ~ only then ~ will the NEW APPEAR ! To me even at 30 ~ it seemed to big a price to pay ! Thanks Steve for your comments !
        The only one who offers and HOPE for the BRAVE NEW WORLD is indeed Our Lord & Saviour JESUS CHRIST ~ AMEN ! Yours BRIAN ~ Christian Optimist !

      • Michael Edwards

        Superbly writt3en and crafted - great work Brian

        • BRIAN & ANGELA

          THANKS MICHAEL ~ Morphic Poems are generally found in Children Books and friends of mine who are Primary Teachers give the children cardboard shapes (circles ~ stars ~ trees ~ animals etc) and ask them to write the poem / story within the shape ! When typing a poem more discipline is required ~ the shape constrains the word choise. The same is true of all Classical Poetic Structures especially Acrostic Sonnets ! Thanks for your comments ~ it repays the effort of constructing such poems ~ Yours BRIAN

        • Christina8

          I was going to say the same words Michael did--very well written and crafted. Very fine job!!

          • BRIAN & ANGELA

            Thanks for your appreciation CHRIS ~ pleased you liked it ~ Hugs BRIAN & ANGELA @@@@@@@

          • Laura

            Mio Caro Amico BRIAN,
            I enjoyed reading this great write of yours! I like the structure. I think I’m going to give it a try! Thank you for the inspiration!
            Abbracci e Baci per te ed Angela...
            ~Laura~

            • BRIAN & ANGELA

              CAIO LAURA ~ Nostra Cara Amici ~ Pleased you liked it ! An inspiring Poem should have good Shape ~ Structure & Subject ! The really nice thing ~ is through our daily visits to MPS ~ we all inspire each other to write more Poetry Grazie per tu ccommentario ~
              Abbracci e Baci di Nos ~ ANGELA e BRIAN XOXOX
              Poema oggi e Uno Diablo ~ LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT !

            • Gary Edward Geraci

              I’m impressed by this form, the Morphic Diamond, and it works well here with your message Brian. Is it “generational bias” that judges all historical progress of the past as antiquated and inferior to what the present offers?

              • BRIAN & ANGELA

                Thanks GARY ~ I\'m 35 (the old MIDDLE AGE !) now I\'m considered to only be ONE THIRD (not HALF~WAY) through my life ~ BUT ~ I hope to be married soon and raise a Family which makes me look forward to 2100 (Only God knows what it will be like for my KIDS in 2100) and back to 1900 (when my Greatgrandparents lived) and it makes me ask ~ what went wrong in the 20th C that makes us so so dependent on Electricity & Technology. I am an Ecologist and I believe our paranoid belief in Progress is destroying our Planet ~ and if we do THERE IS NOWHERE ELSE TO GO ! When I look at (some predictions for) 2100 (I will only be 117 !) I do feel MIDDLE AGED surviving in Middle Earth and I hesitate to reproduce ! Yours BRIAN (UK)

                • Gary Edward Geraci

                  My prayer is that you and your wife will raise a very large Christian family! I hear there’s a new documentary with Pope Francis, due to be released any day now, and he has some stern words concerning mankind’s misuse of the planet or “Mother Earth” as he describes it. The spirit of ecology...certainly a path to God and one we must preserve for the sake of our children.



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