Such silly smiles that split the planes of our faces
Vacations have a way of doing that
Pictures taken visiting places
So happy anywhere we’re at
Dressed in our Formal Night styles
Now looking over these
Staring at our smiles
I’m on my knees
Tell me why
I recently came across some images of my late-husband and I on our very first cruise together. It was a bittersweet discovery to say the least.
I haven’t done a form in a while and what better way to kick off National Poetry Writing Month? This form is called Emotive Ten.
Emotive Ten (nonce form)
An Emotive Ten describes some form of emotion and has ten lines, the only restrictions is that it is syllable based. It starts with twelve syllables and throughout the poem working its way down to two; it should describe usually an emotion in paradox, i.e. life to death, loneliness to love, light to dark etc.
If rhyme is used it must go with the syllable count in numbers and rhyme in letters:
12A, 10B, 9A, 8B, 7C, 6D, 5C, 4D, 3E, 2E
An alternate rhyming suggestion is a/a/b/b/c/c etc. The form can also be done in reverse, still ten lines, but starting out with two syllables and ending with twelve.