Esemplastic By Lauren O’Donovan

Esemplastic

One day I wake to poems everywhere
The haikus marvel at the wind blown wheat
While sonnets make daisy chains for their hair

Shaped verse argue who is more debonair
While those neat slam style beats turn up the heat
One day I wake to poems everywhere

Forgotten epics hang heads in despair
And Spensers seek for faerie queenes to meet
While sonnets make daisy chains for their hair

A singing ballad strums guitar with flair
Next to limericks drunk and indiscreet
One day I wake to poems everywhere

Terza rima play dice devil may care
Couplets kiss to decide who is most sweet
While sonnets make daisy chains for their hair

Close my eyes to pretend I’m unaware
But Sappho's love wrote my ode of defeat
One day I wake to poems everywhere
And sonnets make daisy chains for my hair 

Lauren O’Donovan is an Irish writer completing her creative writing thesis at University College Cork. She writes poetry and short stories which are sometimes published. Her work has also been adapted into song. She was recently featured at the O Bheal Winter Warmer Festival, Bookends Conference 2020, and NTTTBS. Lauren is also a member of DeBarra’s Spoken Word literary events team and co-founder of Lime Square Poets.

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