Oh I would not call this thing love,
much too simple.
We’re talking love.
This love is ours,
This is a Zeno poem:
Ten lines with the syllable count: 8/4/2/1/4/2/1/4/2/1 and a rhyme scheme of: a/b/c/d/e/f/d/g/h/d.
You know me and poetic forms, I enjoy the challenge of them. Short forms especially as I am verbose. My friend and fellow blogger GirlGriot is challenging herself this month by writing Zeno poems. You know I had to give this at least one try. And of course, typical of me, I break the rules, by using the same word as the rhyme.
It’s early in the month, I like it; I’ll be back with more…
Given sweet release, on a sultry night
There swells a nightingale’s song, I close my eyes and breathe deep
In the endless dark, heeding ganja’s call
Sleep is just a memory, in the aromatic haze
Haunted music piercing soul, all coherent thinking lost
Hyde Park Poet Rally: Week 62
dVerse Poet Pub FormForAll | Writing Visual
The dVerse Poet Pub FormForAll challenge for this week was to write a visual poem using the Tanka form. The Tanka, an Asian poetic form, very similar to haiku, is a single stanza, 5 line, non-rhyming poem, with a 5-7-5-7-7 syllable count pattern per stanza.
Me, being me, having done the Tanka form several times in the past, decided to kick it up a notch and enter the challenge with a SuperTanka form instead. The Super-Tanka is two Tanka poems written side-by-side where each can stand alone on its on merit, but when combined create a complete poem together. The greater the subject difference of the individual Tankas from each other, compared to the whole, the better.