Haruspex: An Hourglass

death signals start
of new life
new soul
life lived
slowly fades,
death starts again.

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Word Inspiration: Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies (Thank you, Sarah!)

*The Hourglass is a shape poem when centered on the page it should form the outline of an hourglass. Apparently “shape poems” were a popular format used by American teachers in the 50s, this was also found in Pathways….

The Hourglass is:

  • a heptastich, a 7 line poem.
  • syllabic, 4-3-2-1-2-3-4 syllables per line.
  • Unrhymed.

32 thoughts on “Haruspex”

    1. Don’t you mean ‘the hourglass of life’? lol 😉 Sorry I had to go there. Lieutenant Obvious is in the house–er–blog? today.

      Well done Rosema! I like this word Haruspex. I may have to borrow it. 😉

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