Fugitive Fragments

by Mike McGuire

On Irony

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Defect of mollusc germinates
Pure pearl of phosphene sphere
Effulgence from pestilence
Adonic from diseased

Albino fawn is ostracized
It dies for its own gloss
Travesty anomalous
Another Hephaestus

The burden of uniqueness
The gift that comes from blight
All paradox of nature
Ironic archetypes

 

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21 thoughts on “On Irony

  1. I liked how you jumped into Mythology when you mentioned that “Travesty anomalous /Another Hephaestus”… The last stanza is remarkable, particularly the last two verses… Powerful poem, dear Mike. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes, Aquileana :P

  2. Lovely musicality, Mike. Reading aloud, I almost said ‘perfect’ rather than ‘defect’.

  3. Beautiful. so well thought out and written

  4. Stretches my brain

  5. What fun to say out loud. Then add eggnog :-)

    • Someone’s getting into the spirit of the season a bit early – good on you (: I am pleased that you noted the phonetic qualities Jackie and would love you to do a celebrity guest reading on SoundCloud to add to the post. Per favore?

  6. Such a wonderful touch to weave nature and mythology in this poetic statement – definately unique.

  7. Wow, excellent choices of words!

  8. Heartafire on said:

    love the finish, Mike, perfect.

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