Griswold found in a poetry task.
Who is that long haired man?
Does he wear a special Griswold mask too?
I am also called a Griswold,
Hair long too, once Viking red now silver.
I know my Griswold mask is forever firmly on.
To be a Griswold
Is a curious thing.
I was named such long ago.
By a jocular friend.
And saying ‘Griswold’ he laughed.
His ridicule kept me at ever so slight a distance.
Dignity slightly offended.
I thought Griswold sounded at best grey,
At worst a grim green forest teaming with wolves teeth.
Comforting to think a strange new Griswold
now walks the Griswold path with me.
Does his shadow also fall dark in that gloaming forest?
Has this other Griswold taken my green eyes too,
Now ghost white, lost in pearly old light?
And does this Griswald now take my fading world for himself?
Has he drunk all my bitter knowledge,
All my joy now flown, lost and forgotten memory?
I wish him well of them, this new Griswold.
Grace at dVerse has set the task of writing a synchronicity. She say that this is a poetic form created by Debra Gundy. Another new form for me! Gotta love dVerse. https://dversepoets.com/
Grace says: “The definition of synchronicity is the state or fact of being synchronous or simultaneous; synchronism. Coincidence of events that seem to be meaningfully related. As a poetry form, this consists of eight three-line stanzas in a syllable pattern of 8/8/2. This poetry type has no rhyme and is written in the first person with a twist. The twist is to be revealed within the last two stanzas.
See the dVerse response here. https://www.blenza.com/linkies/links.php?owner=dversepoets&postid=19Mar2022&meme=12954
I noticed most dVersers have used an almost haikuish structure for each stanza. Mine is a bit different. I’m not sure if it is the correct form, but nothing I read said it was wrong, so there it is.
Thanks for reading,
Maxfield von Griswold.