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.