Monday, October 15, 2007


he says
and delectable
the way he says my name
delicious and intimate
like the perfect meal prepared by
a world class chef--memorable, but
without a single, irksome calorie

*This is a reverse countdown, (or "count-up"), poem. Those of you who read my blogs may remember my countdown poem from a couple of weeks ago. It was called Fraternity. The above poem is the same concept, just in reverse. Instead of starting with ten syllables, the writer starts with one. So, line one has one syllable, line two has two syllables, etc. Countdown and reverse countdown poems are always ten lines long. Line ten in the above poem contains ten syllables. In Fraternity, my countdown poem, line ten contained one syllable.

Have a wonderful day, Bloggers!


BloggersDelight said...

Thank you, GirlyGirl for that wonderful poem and lesson.

Femigog said...

I love good poetry and this is really good!I especially love literary theory and poetic explication! (My undergrad is English and Literary Criticism/Theory)
I do envy poets!

David Sullivan said...


My brain isn't wired to write poetry, nevermind "count up" or "count down" verses, but I enjoy reading it and appreciate the beauty.

Its so true. A person's name (especially spoken by a loved one) is the most powerful and emotion filled word in an individual's vocabulary.

Don said...

Very soft and detailed, Saadia.

MysTery said...

Lol, that was cute.

CapCity said...

oooh, girly girl! LOVING every calorie free MORSEL!

Mizrepresent said...

Very unique styling, girl you know you got mad style, loved it!

nikki said...

i love it! well done. this here requires serious skill.