Diane Hine

Veteran Poet - 2,762 Points (25 July 1956)

Nucleation (A Caudate Sonnet)


This was no laudanum daydream Robert.
I’m quite clear-headed though I know my cheeks
are flushed. I saw Florence Cathedral’s chic
new façade – finished at last! Time wandered
wilfully, not I. Sightseers hovered
aloft in untethered telepheriques.
I watched people watch zoetrope machines.
I learnt that empty space is not…..Doctor?

No, I’m compos mentis……not quite empty.
I read, over shoulders, sense and riddles
(…surface nucleates carbon dioxide…)
Instantly I thought of all the letters
you sent me. What’s the link? Well, time swan dived
clockstupid to clockwise, so I scribbled

this quick note: ‘A dimpled
oblate spheroid seeds bubbles in soda.’
Dear, you catalyse my lines which over
flow in cola codas.
You loosened my collared throat, and provoke
my mind like Mentos dropped in diet Coke,
and if we can’t revoke
entropy, or seed a virtual cloud
or find a budding multiversal bough,
know I love thee now.

Submitted: Monday, August 19, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Elizabeth Barrett Browning visits the future.

Comments about this poem (Nucleation (A Caudate Sonnet) by Diane Hine )

Enter the verification code :

  • Veteran Poet - 3,067 Points Douglas Scotney (8/23/2013 9:52:00 PM)

    powerful love poem, Diane. Sort of reminds me of my'Overhung with You' about that other opium addict, Coleridge, and his former love of Napoleon. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 5,309 Points Lyn Paul (8/22/2013 10:01:00 AM)

    I am with Valsa. Diane you have wit, intelligence and you are most certainly original. Ps so intelligent you do flow over my head occasionally. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,305 Points Valsa George (8/20/2013 6:28:00 AM)

    You loosened my collared throat, and provoke
    my mind like Mentos dropped in diet Coke,

    What ingenious analogy!

    When 'time swan dived from clock stupid to clock wise' what all changes! Elizabeth watching Florence Cathedral's new facade! I get only some scattered pictures, not all, for it is too deep, as Thomas has pointed out, not for the masses! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 245 Points David Wood (8/20/2013 4:58:00 AM)

    I wonder what she would make of it? The internet and PH would be a surprise and the decline in books too, a thought provoking poem of what the future hold for us all. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 858 Points Thomas A Robinson (8/19/2013 11:25:00 PM)

    Whoa, material not for the masses! But I see no tail to wag here. Still love is love no matter how
    test tubingly you get to paradise. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,513 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (8/19/2013 8:53:00 PM)

    nucleation of emotions,
    both physical and chemical,
    a few laugh, a few cry,
    a few shout, a few scheme,
    Diane, you write poems.. Nice to read. (Report) Reply

Read all 7 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. If, Rudyard Kipling
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  9. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  10. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Your hands lie open in the long fresh grass, --
The finger-points look through like rosy blooms:
Your eyes smile peace. The pasture gleams and glooms
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. lux et umbra, Ann Dow
  2. S.O.S., Sandra Feldman
  3. Something is in the House, Sarah Liz Bowman
  4. Tragedy and Comedy, Eugene Levich
  5. Bound to thaw, george albot
  6. Not Obligated To Offer Options, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  7. A taste of love, JJ Evendon
  8. Greeting Cards, Sara Fielder
  9. The Lorry From The North, Tony Adah
  10. Father's Admonition, Tony Adah
[Hata Bildir]