I paint to keep from aging dust,
guard as befits a loyal trust;
her eyes a haven for lovers bold,
beauty the elixir which they uphold.
Clean and pure a vessel indeed
from which her lovers take good heed,
rust has no place or right to seed.
I gently brush the strokes with love
guard the lines below, above,
her eyes deserve my utmost best
beauty preserved in eternal rest.
Clean yet fragile but forever young
from canvas now her beauty's sung,
rust denied albeit flung...
Laura from dverse poets has given us this challenge below. I have highlighted the line I chose: Here is the link to dverse: Poetry with Kisses
Since there’s no help, come let us kiss and part
Shake hands for ever, cancel all our vows
By freezing passion at its blossoming
I guard her beauty clean from rust
Quail from your downward darting kiss
Choose ONE of the above lines and write a stanza(s) taking each word as the start of each successive line i.e. the first word begins the first line, the second begins the second and so on. Basically, we are taking the horizontal line and making it vertical- its vaguely acrostic and I’m not sure if this form has a given name.