Tuesday, April 15, 2014

First Thing--By Brian Strand--England

First Thing (demi-sonnet)

No noise, silence,
the beating of my heart,
alone, with my thoughts;
Without, I see the breeze,
soundless, active, alive,
slowly I awake, arise
to another day

a demi-sonnet - a free form half sonnet

Brian Strand has created short poetic forms including 'broken monoku' (a haiku variation) and 'footle' (a trochaic monometer with witty, topical, etc themes) and Captioned Cartoon, an Ekphrasis combining his art and poetic interests. He has published a seven kindle ebook series Poetic forms; A Strand of Verse; My Choice Strand Verse; A Strand Guide; Christianity Explained; A Strand critique; and Captioned Cartoon Ekphrasis. Brian has written nearly 200 Amazon reviews and is a Wiki poetry and art editor.


  1. Brian, thank you for this well written poem that I very much enjoyed reading. Your talent is evident and I am looking forward to reading more of your poems. I am so glad you chose to share with us your talent.

  2. Thank you Charlene for your kind words,you may hear me recite much of my poetry(inc my artwork thereon) on youtube under my pen name ichthyschiro.Best wishes with your creative endeavours.Rgds Brian

  3. Brian, I have not heard of this type of sonnet and I find it fascinating. Hope to read more of your work on Whispers. It is finely instilled within me to write the regular 14 line sonnet with the same parameters, yet, your presentation intrigues me. Thanks for stirring a "curiosity"........ Sheri / www.poetryandbeyond.net

    1. Thank Sheri for your kind observations,this demi-sonnet form is just an example my inclination for shorter forms.Rgds Brian

  4. I enjoyed reading your poem, Brian.
    Looking forward to read your haiku.


    1. Thank you Rita for your comments,I have written a few haiku in the past,but now my interest lies in recited structured prose.Rgds Brian

  5. Hi Brian. Thank you for the wonderful (demi) sonnet. I love the silence of just listening to my thoughts. I enjoyed reading and meditating upon this. Continued blessings!

    -Maurice J. Reynolds, Owner / Editor
    TGBTG! Publications / Creative Inspirations

    1. Thank you Maurice,I trust you were blessed by the Easter celebrations of our Lord's sacrifice.Rgds Brian

  6. Brian, I love this poem. I seem do be doing
    a lot of this lately and I love the peacefulness
    of it all. Thank you. Mary

  7. Thank you Mary for your welcome comments on my poetry.Rgds Brian

  8. Dear Brian,

    I've always considered you a sonnet master and now you've introduced me to a new form. While reading this, I felt like I was right there next to you as you went through the daily process of waking. Few words, but a very full impact.

    Wish you the best always,