Pirouettes. A poetic form, 10 lines, 6 syllables per line; Line 5 & 6 identical.
Lines 1 to 4 in contrast to Lines 6 to 10.


An ordinary day,
no unusual plans
but good things might happen
in all our blessed lives
when simply left to be
when simply left to be
Plant seed of secret joy
secure it in your mind
nourish it, fulsome heart
allow it; it will come.


Strong muscled men or boys
flinging bodies. demon speed
strain to overpower
with force akin to war.
Athletes in common form.
Athletes in common form,
Dainty bodies in full flight
cavort ‘cross padded mat
pirouette on a beam
twisting turning beauty.

Gus Daum


About degus221

A Kansan who has migrated to Oregon.
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4 Responses to ABOUT CONTROL

  1. LINDA SANCHEZ says:

    Dad, Thanx for the ecopy. I enjoyed it. And you, today. Always so nice to visit with you. See you soon. Love.

    Linda 🐶



  2. oneta hayes says:

    Both are nice. I particularity like you contrast in Athletes. Very picturesque.


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