Five

1.
Quincunx, cinquefoil,
finding and sake, five wounds,
five beats in the iambic line,
five mysteries in a chaplet.

2.
Five-petalled rose
blooming beneath

the gaze of heaven.

3.
Rimbaud's vowels,
the symbolist's
barbershop quintet.

4.
Who, what, when, where, why--
questions like fingers
on the journalist's hand.

5.
Senses five,
patient as prose,
alert as poetry.

 

 

Thomas DeFreitas

2017





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Written on 2017-08-01 at 09:06

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Bibek
Five seems like a unique number now. Great poem!
2017-08-02