So what if these poems never meet the standards
To bear a colophon,
Colophonic complaisance was never his intention.
Whether writing odes to his Dulcinea
Or energized by the jimjams that were his
Maternal genetic blessing.
In writing he found the cure for shaking away the gormlessness
Of his work-a-day world,
Often awakening from hypnagogic restlessness
That refused to yield to deeper sleep
To write these words,
Slowly stripping away the hard-caked fard covering up his Soul.
Handcrafted poetry by John M. Hines, 05/29/2016
This weekend, I felt like it was time to pick up the 7 word www.dictionary.com word-of-the-day poetry challenge I initiated a few months back and hadn’t approached for a while. This week’s words from www.dictionary.com were colophon, complaisant, dulcinea, jimjams, gormless, hypnagogic, zoogenic, and hard. (Yeah, after writing this poem, I discovered an eighth word had snuck into the mix). Looking at these seemingly unrelated words and their definitions in my notebook proved to be too much of an unyielding temptation so I started writing these verses down before my wife and I went out on Friday night and came up with this little poem. Thank you for reading! 🙂