My Kind..a spin on Ann Sexton's Poem (Her Kind)



My Kind
Bewitched in the night
Lady by the day
She does go out
In a frightening way

She marks her spot
Above the shire
Creating havoc
Without desire

Now it is time
As she must go
Moving on
To the river below

Within darkened caves
She shall live
With no repentance
For others to forgive

Fairies and elves
And anything that crawls
Came to her lair
Where she cooked for them all

Once was I
What she is now
They fed my parts
Below burning ploughs

Hot was I
For what they did
Not understanding
That I once lived
My interpretation of Ann Sexton's poem, “Her Kind”.

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Submitted on July 05, 2016

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AXBXB XXXX XCXC XDXD XXXX EXXX EXXXA
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 533
Words 108
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 5, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5

Norman Wilson

IntroductionForgotten are the times the tick of a clock once chimed sobering sounds that caressed my hearts nightly dreams. As I awaken to the touch of light that burns upon a candles wick flickering my words for all to see. This drives my thoughts through the darkest of nights of loneliness that renders my quill upon parchment with ink that dances to minds and souls.Now I hear the screeching of my heart when the blue horizon covers the orb of emptiness.Within the shelter of my mind with little, purpose other than my words that keep me sane. These are my new poems I have written in the quiet of my night, forever wished away in a writer’s pain. As I strive to write that perfect poem that, my soul desperately seeks. Then and only then can my words rest upon a sleep. more…

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