“Self-Referentially” – A Double-Dactyl Poem

New poem style. This one is crazy. It has so many rules. More about Double-Dactyls on Wikipedia. In brief, though, it has to have 8 lines, of which 1-3 & 5-7 are two dactyls (stressed-unstressed-unstressed) and 4 & 8 are a dactyl followed by a monosyllable. Line two must contain a name. The second stanza must have a six-syllable word as one of its lines. The last lines of the stanzas must rhyme with each other. Without further ado, “Self-Referentially”:

Hurgundy Burgundy
Malcolm in Mocean, he
wanted to write a quick
dub-dactyl bit

Some minutes later he
did so and lo! the word
“extemporarily”
can describe it

(June 11)

Haiku on Lucid Dreaming

I was thinking last night about how awesome lucid dreaming would be. Boom — Haiku.

July 10

I want lucid dreams
So that those 8 hours each night
Don’t seem such a waste
A portrait of Malcolm Ocean

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