THE RAPIER

THE RAPIER

A Poem by R J Askew
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15 syllables in the blade, 14 in the hilt ... making the balance point the letter N where the two join.

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A

B

L

A

D

E

M

A

D

E

T

O

F

I

G

H

T

I

N

T

H

E

W

A

R

S

O

F

P

O

E

T

I

C

S

U

C

C

E

S

S

I

O

N

ART

TRUTH head HEART soul TRUTH

HARD

FAST

SHARP

STEEL

MADE

REAL

SWORD

ART

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


© 2011 R J Askew



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wow, wow, and more wow. I just love your mind! I don't know of another who could come up with such an artful piece. It's stunning. I love it. It conjures up Quentin Tarrantinos "Kill Bill" pictures...and the man who made the swords. It is an art, for sure, just as any smithing and poetry is!! Excellent piece.

Posted 9 Years Ago


5 of 5 people found this review constructive.




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very very nice concept. I couldn't have thought of something as nice as this poem. Thanks for your talent.

Posted 1 Month Ago


I love the format: at first I found it difficult to read, but it was worthy of reading through the end.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Great imagery and format; also poetically reflective, in a way that also suggests the pen (your write), is mightier than the sword ...

Posted 3 Months Ago


Wow wow wow love this very clever

Posted 3 Months Ago


Cleverly done....enjoyed :) x

Posted 5 Months Ago


Made my eyes blurry for a minute there, but this is great concrete poetry! The last few words were a bit "jabby" but I guess that may have been your intention. :)

Posted 5 Months Ago


Clever and pointed. (Pun etc).

Posted 5 Months Ago


I had a hard time figuring this out! but, actually, in the end it did seem to make sense! Good format. Enjoyed it, (I think!)

Posted 5 Months Ago


I've never seen a poem like this before. Quite a unique presentation. I like the fact that you put heart right in the middle.

A fine poem.

Posted 6 Months Ago


R J Askew

6 Months Ago

Cheers Relic.
This is amazing, Mr. Askew, truly is. You've lured your reader with great skill, laid an art form before him/her, THEN, expressed something every poet should know.. and feel.

I wonder how lonG it took you to present this poem? Would have to be done slowly?

Brilliant!

Posted 6 Months Ago


R J Askew

6 Months Ago

Thank you Emma *bows*

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