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Friday, February 6, 2015

Writing Exercise - the Dizain

by Ashley Lister

You may tie me up tight if that suits your need
Suspend me by piercings through my bare skin
Spank me so hard that my flesh starts to bleed
Make me go shopping with a butt plug still in
I shall surrender to your every sin.
You may use or abuse me howe’er you want
You can make me send mails in comic sans font
Whate’er you fancy I’m sure would be groovy
There’s only one act that I’d find repugnant
Please don’t make me watch the Fifty Shades movie.

The Dizain is ten lines of rhymed poetry following a pattern of a b a b b c c d c d.   Usually this form is presented in iambic pentameter, although other variations work equally well. The majority of the poem above consists of eight syllable lines. Originally a French form, the Dizain has a stylish rhythm that works well with erotic subject matter.

Let me put my lips around it.
I’d like to taste it with my tongue,
I want to coat it with my spit,
I need to suck it all night long.
This deviation keeps me young.
Now I’m on my knees before you
And you know what I want to do
Not too hasty. Let’s take it slow.
First I’ll slip off your small shoe
Then spend my night sucking your toe.

If you fancy sharing your interpretation of the Dizain, please leave one in the comments box below.


  1. Definitely topical!

    You're an inexhaustible source of fun, Ash.

  2. Thank you, Lisabet. I figured February was Fifty Shades month :-)


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  4. Grappler's Waltz

    Let's dance the dance together, you and I
    cheek to shoulder, hand on my arm and glide
    across a vinyl skin, to step and fly
    into a wider stance, then swim inside
    your arms to clasp my hands together. Slide
    across my leg, my friend, and take a dip
    onto the floor and I will join you. Trip
    into my guard or fall into my trap
    and let me take the mount and I will slip
    my arm around your throat. Now sleep or tap

  5. Rachel - superb as always. Your use of enjambment makes the rhythm work beautifully. I also like the title. We don't use the word 'grapple' often enough these days.



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