(artist: franz marc)
By Neel Anil Panicker
Forever shackled to the chains of chastity
Woman, creator of man, I am,
trapped in the burden of feminineness
floundering and plundering through life
Ever vigilant to the red hot roofs of bestiality.
Animals they are, stealthily who lurk around
waiting to lay siege to my modesty.
Spirits fail, treachery wins
dams of resistance burst forth
lose I the battle of the sexes.
Evil hands pounce my flailing flesh,
as custodians of dignity stand guard
their impotent heads bowed in shame
waiting for my naked self to turn corpse.
My pleading eyes skirt the blue above
mummified tears scream out_
is there no salvation from such eternal pain?
©neelanilpanicker2017 #poem #verse #expressionism # 108 words
Written for https://dversepoets.com/
So how should you go about writing as an expressionist?
Here are a few rules (that I’m glad if you break)
Focus on a strong emotion. Love, hate, anger. Layer the poem with thick brushstrokes.
- Write the poem in first person (or if third person try to be inside the head of your protagonist)
- Use strong and bold “colors”, and juxtapose them to create maximum effect. Put strong and opposite images against each other. Think of metaphors to express emotion.
- Distort the perspective. In your poetry you can do this by for instance using flashbacks in time, or maybe even walking in and out of your persona.
- Avoid to be bound by form, but don’t refrain from meter, rhymes and the normal poetic tools.
Link up as usual, read and comment and have fun.