Aubade

An aubade is a love song sung at dawn. As a poetic form, it usually has some element of rhyme and makes mention of images associated with daybreak or morning. One famous example you may like is by Phillip Larkin. The one below is by yours truly:


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standing
shower
grounded
slippery

porcelain
curtain
laughter
trickery

taking
body
frigid
suckling

shower-head
bustling

flush

scalding
retreat

cool
coaxed
water
lily

warm, like your love

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If you would like to try one for yourself, please leave a comment so I can check out your post. Hope you like this poetic form.


7 comments

Mariana Soffer said...

Sorry I did not meant to do the mister linky, delete it if you want.
Dude, I loved the links that generate stories, I did a program like that,
Here is an extra utility I think you are going to love
http://www.textarc.org/Alice2.html
Please tell me what you think about it.

and I also used the mind program, I think it is a great tool.I used to work with http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Download which is really similar.


What does not convince me is the mr shrinky, I do not know why but it is ackward to me.

I have other links go give you if you want that do crazy stuff, just let me know about that.

Great job man.

September 13, 2009 at 4:44 AM
the walking man said...

what i truly like about this piece is that it conveys seemingly random images until the last line which successfully ties it all together to give it the stance of love poetry.

Very nicely done.

September 13, 2009 at 6:05 AM
timmy said...

added cutup capers, worked the second time, not the first, don't know why.
you should delete the first one

September 13, 2009 at 1:14 PM
Derliwall said...

Hey Jon, I really love the concept for this site. I think it will help me to write more. I posted my attempt at an aubade on my blog.

September 13, 2009 at 1:50 PM
Jon said...

Mariana,
Thanks for the link to TextArc. That is a truly amazing piece of software. I'd be happy for you to send along any other links to these kinds of online tools. Anything that is geared towards expressiveness goes. Maybe I'll do a post on these tools one day too. And yeah... I've gotten rid of Mr. Linky for now.

walking man,
Thanks! I like this piece too. Kind of leaving the space between the words for you to fill in.

timmy,
I put up the link to this site. Thanks again!

Derliwal,
Thanks for this. I've read your aubade. It's perfect! Here's a link for anyone wandering through the comments. Right click to open this
LINK

September 13, 2009 at 2:10 PM
Harlequin said...

this is a courageous and poetic response to (increasingly) fragile and alienated learners (of all ages). Verrry Freirian...
I love the premise and would be honored to participate

September 13, 2009 at 4:32 PM
Jon said...

Harlequin,
Then by all means. Let loose that expressive impulse and give one a try. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

September 13, 2009 at 5:35 PM