Bedtime Aphorism: An Anna*


Bedtime Aphorism: An Anna*

Moon beam’s
fin’lly here
magneting us
‘neath the bed that’s ours
to share, snuggle
my dear.

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Photo credit: Charlie Hang

In response to Daily Post: Bedtime and Napowrimo Day 13.


The number 13 is often considered unlucky, so today I’d like to challenge you to beat the bad luck away with a poem inspired by fortune cookies.


The Anna was invented in honor of Arkansas, poet and news columnist, Anna Nash Yarbrough by James R. Gray of California. This creator suggests the theme for this metric verse be love.

The Anna is:

  • a heptastich, a poem in 7 lines.
  • metric, iambic pattern, L1 dimeter, L2 trimeter, L3 tetrameter, L4 pentameter, L5 tetrameter, L6 trimeter and L7 dimeter.
  • unrhymed.

32 thoughts on “Bedtime Aphorism: An Anna*”

  1. A romantic, lyrical, so poetically-arranged sentence. I especially like “magneting” as a verb. And the word compressions that you make (fin’lly, ‘neath). ‘Tis is a favorite of mine to use, though I might swipe–I mean, uh, borrow with all respect–your own.

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    1. Yay! Here you go again Christopher. Maybe my chubby cheeks flushed! 😀 Thank you very much!
      Borrowing is fine, not really borrow because I don’t own them. 😀
      And ’tis is the compression for??? 🙂


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