How about a poem that is said to have originated in Spain? (I haven’t been able to document that). I’ve only used it in the challenge a couple of times in the past. What do you say? Want to give it a try?
This poem has 6 lines per stanza. It’s not a very common poetry form and may be new to many of you. It’s called “Shadorama” and it is made up of 6 lines per stanza with a specific syllable count, but no need for rhyming.
It can be a one-verse stand-alone poem or you can string together as many 6-line stanzas as you wish to complete your poem (following the correct syllable count). Most lines only have 3 syllables so choose your words carefully to be able to get your point across. I have often found that in poetry “less is more” and with just the right words amazing pictures can be painted and they can be very thought-provoking.
This is another poem where we need to pay attention to the syllable count:
There is no rhyming scheme but the syllables per line are very precise: 3/5/3/3/7/5
Line 2 ~ 5 syllables
Line 3 ~ 3 syllables
Line 4 ~ 3 syllables
Line 5 ~ 7 syllables
Line 6 ~ 5 syllables
I could have opted for a much longer poem by adding additional stanzas.
But these will give you the main idea.
I can’t wait to see what y’all come up with!! Cheers!!
Fill my heart with joy
Give me hugs
They are so entertaining
I lead a charmed life
When I pause to look
At the beauty of the earth
God has made for us
Calls me to come see
He’s in awe
He is guarding a treasure
For our eyes only
Your turn. Cheers!!!!
Also, if you choose to post your poems on your own blog ~ that’s awesome. But PLEASE don’t just copy and paste my daily instructions, but rather post your poem on your blog or your FB wall or wherever AND LINK BACK TO THIS BLOG POST for others to come here to read the instructions. I’ve spent considerable time researching the poetry forms and writing them up to share with you. Thanks for respecting my work.