Enough of ennui, I may, I might
the mind is an enchanting thing, senses
do not deceive. Days of prismatic colour
apparitions of splendour, things are what
they seem, a mosaic, a prosaic voracity
What are years then? Efforts of affectation,
dispositions by angels? No, the past is the
present, a chameleon face of discontent.
O calamity, no swan so fine as the merits of
heredity, let the critics dream in their preciosity
for charity overcomes envy where light is speech.
A phrasis inspired by the titles of Marianne Moore Poems
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.