Friday, November 20, 2009

right before the migraine: here be corona sin limon

cider offers regrets of nocturnal autumns:

overripe replays of never accepted crushes
roam onto nearly ashen cerebral orchards,
openly negating apple cores of rumors-

never answered climates only ravage openly:

action coronates obligations, rivers outpouring nectars.

10 comments:

Gerry Boyd said...

here's a little puzzle. i hope you find it amusing. first right answer wins a prize.

Jenny said...

Hi Gerry,

I enjoyed reading this one.

Migraine. Weird, last night I had a slight "attack" of migraine. I think there was something wrong with the red wine I drank. Hm..

Gerry Boyd said...

hey jenny, did you find the answer to the puzzle? there's still time to enter.

Jenny said...

Oh gee, that means I have to think, right? I will come back if I manage to get my head working again. Sorry.

Gerry Boyd said...

here's a hint. i hate to think of you suffering:

corona
oronac
ronaco
onacor
nacoro
acoron

feel better.

Francis Scudellari said...

Is there a "cinnamon" hidden in that anagram? That's as far as I got for now, puzzle wise.

Ande said...

Suggestive poem.
This is clever, Gary. Corona, hmm.
No oridnay acrostic, then since you gave away the straightforward sequence. "Cinnamon", as Francis suggested is a tempting answer, but I can't understand the logic of this (ending in the word "never"; its a lot of text left).
I have to come back, even if I hate to leave a mystery unsolved.

Gerry Boyd said...

good joke Francis.

Francis Scudellari said...

Ah, now I see it. The first letters of each word in each line going down vertically spells out your list of "corona" variants above, and then the first letter of each word in each line horizontally does the same. Pretty cool. It's like a Matrix. Is that a form you've invented?

Gerry Boyd said...

francis: you win! i am not so sure it deserves to be called a "form" in the formal sense. i was was just messing around one day when i was feeling blocked. sometimes using the constraints of a "form" can help you get the creative juices flowing. that's all. regards, gerry