Base Pairs Alight

No war desired I − ‘twas revolt.

If gun’s fire cinders all

It sires a bedlam.

Siesta set a desire −

Volcano erupts in an onanist.

 …

Pure on a clover I – sedate – sat.

Seismal debaser I still,

As red (nicer if snug fit) lover saw

Tide rise, draw on.

***

Notes and comments

The starting point (and therefore the mirror point) of this and Base pairs in Flight was the phrase ‘volcano erupts … st pure. On a clov… ‘, so the first challenge was to find a palindromic fragment ending ‘st’, with the letter before ‘s’ starting a new word running the other way. Easy! –  A past / a fast / a mast / in an onanist…..

I couldn’t resist an onanist, and somehow managed to create a sex-themed poem which referred back to Base Pairs in Flight, but in this poem the character has obviously found his/her promised land in licentiousness and hedonism.

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