Octopus jamboree

octopus jamboree - enjambment poem - eight limbed pussy in limbo
dances at the shipwrecking seas
on-set of adventure by tiptoe
in the hold; to reccy the car
goings on of the lost
and foundering depart
meant for deliverance

Pearls for eyes* and tooth
some-rsaulting grin, a velvet prod
noses the in-betweens of star and port
beam of murky light; nemesis in braille for
pining the waste of want octopus counts
up its chainlink of token anchors
away in the straddled lair.

*nod to Arial as Shakespeare & Eliot

Venturing into enjambment @dversepoets whereby the end may-be the start of the next line or the word is hyphenated in-to two!

37 Comments on “Octopus jamboree

  1. OH! I LOVE what you did with: “some-rsaulting grin” and that “velvet prod” is so descriptive!

    And goodness, you had me at that title. 😉


  2. Really liked your word play…especially “some-rsaulting grin” too….but the whole thing was fun to read.


  3. I like your playful title and the beginning lines described the octopus “tip-toe”ing and of course love the “some-rsaulting grin.”


    • thank you Bodhirose (lovely avatar name) never realised octopodes had so much fun til I wrote this – though there is a shadowy side of shipwrecks :/


      • Thank you, Laura…I like that name too. :~) I’ve seen some documentaries on octopi (is that correct?) and how intelligent they are, truly amazing. I would imagine that the shadowy side might be because of people who lay claim to the goods on those shipwrecks? I’m curious now…


        • apparently octopuses or octopodes (Greek) but I too thought octopi like cacti with suckers for prickles!
          – and also laying claim to the wrecks – homes for fish shoals, hidey holes for predators and as for the drowned…
          “When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone,
          They shall have stars at elbow and foot; “


  4. Laura this was marvelous fun as I slipped and “slided” along through your words and lines like an octopus would in the murky waters and then counting the anchors of my conquests back to my lair….so very creative!


    • slip-sliding describes enjambment to a tee – so the octopus turned out to be a good metaphor – thank you for your observations Donna


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