Both of my usual poetry haunts have interesting prompts today. The first is Poetic Bloomings In-Form Poet Prompt: The Musette.
This form is one I’ve never seen, must less utilized, but I like the trickiness of it and how the poet must twist and turn to make what she wants to say follow the dictates of the form. As with many forms, this one appeals to certain subjects. Inspirational designs work well, I think, with this one.
3 verses-3 lines each with rhyme scheme as follows:
1st line—2 syllables, rhyme a/b/a
2nd line—4 syllables, rhyme c/d/c
3rd line—2 syllables, rhyme e/f/e
Hero for the Taking
He claimed a soul
Saw man’s burdens,
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Poetic Asides Prompt #205 asks the poet to take the phrase “If I were (blank)”, fill in the blank, make that the title, and write the poem. I decided that since I had already worked in a form today, I might as well try another for this prompt. I chose the sequential form Fibonacci, with six lines of progressing syllable counts: 1,1,2,3,5,8 and double it with a reverse twist in the middle.
If I Were a Stone
To see stars
Lighting night’s sky dark,
With creation spread before me,
I could see home and
Know peace now
- New Year Wednesday (2voices1song.com)
- In-form Poet Wednesday – Musette (poeticbloomings.com)
- Forced Rhymes and How to Avoid Them (poetry4kids.com)
- Mid-Week Poetry Prompts (2voices1song.com)
- Musical Instruments in Poetry (paulmwenelupembe.wordpress.com)
- Why You Should Stay Away From Poets (alicekeysmd.wordpress.com)
- “W” is for Wednesday & Writing Poetry (2voices1song.com)