White: A Wayra

They say we’re yin yang. I had a white, pristine life, while yours is the blackest black. But then what are colors, when it comes to world of love? — Photo credit: Unsplash In response to OctPoWriMo 2016 by Morgan Dragonwillow‘s Day 20. — The Wayra (Quechua - wind ) is a popular verse form of Peru and Bolivia.… Continue reading White: A Wayra

Tree’s Tableau*

Sways with the soft wind produces new leaves, bears flower and fruits stands firm on its roots. With changing seasons, it breathes with reasons. — Photo credit: Unsplash In response to OctPoWriMo 2016 by Morgan Dragonwillow‘s Day 19. — The Tableau is an invented stanzaic form that paints a single image in keeping with the name of the form,… Continue reading Tree’s Tableau*

Senseless: A Sept*

Think before you start to speak, curse, talk, judge. Don’t be one senseless man. — Photo credit: Unsplash In response to OctPoWriMo 2016 by Morgan Dragonwillow‘s Day 18. --- The Sept is a simple invented form patterned after the number 7. The Sept is: a heptastich, a poem in 7 lines. syllabic, 1-2-3-4-3-2-1 syllables in each line. unrhymed.

Savory: A Shanzi

Sun’s savory sunset and sunrise, have inspired poets, artists, painters. But they cannot beat you, darling for musing my mind. — Photo credit: Unsplash In response to OctPoWriMo 2016 by Morgan Dragonwillow‘s Day 17. — Shanzi is an invented verse form created by Andreas Gripp of London Ontario and found on Lawrencealot’s blog. The form is a kind of… Continue reading Savory: A Shanzi

Shameful: A Spoon River Verse

You stood above me your hands touching absent letters in my nameless grave. Clearly, that’s how much you hate having me. Even a name, just a name, feels so expensive, so costly. With shameful smile you begin to cry for a soul you willingly let die. The heartbeat you created, is the same life you ended. Are… Continue reading Shameful: A Spoon River Verse

Flowing: A Fib

Words flow from the poet’s heart then towards her mind then moves nerve-to-nerve to her hands to make her patiently waiting pen and fingers dance. — Photo credit: Unsplash In response to OctPoWriMo 2016 by Morgan Dragonwillow‘s Day 13. — Fibonacci or Fib sometimes called the Fib, is a movement to write verse with stanzas of increasing lines and… Continue reading Flowing: A Fib

Strong: A Sedoka

Flower’s soft petals dances with strong brutal winds. There’s indeed strength in softness. Butterfly’s soft wings breaks robust, hard chrysalis. There’s power in tenderness. — Photo credit: Unsplash In response to OctPoWriMo 2016 by Morgan Dragonwillow‘s Day 12. — Sedoka, (旋頭歌 whirling head poem) is in many ways the same verse form as the Mondo. However the Sedoka is… Continue reading Strong: A Sedoka

Lively: A Lune

Luna's lively glow calms down my longing, lonely soul. — Photo credit: Unsplash In response to OctPoWriMo 2016 by Morgan Dragonwillow‘s Day 11. — Lune is an American invented form in 3 lines. It provides 2 options. The lines can either be measured by syllables or words. I found this at Instant Poetry Forms The Lune is: a poem… Continue reading Lively: A Lune

Unfolded: An Ushnik

Dense, wild forest witnessed the tale of one unfolded chair, a tired man with graying hair, a final note, a gun fired. — Photo credit: Unsplash In response to OctPoWriMo 2016 by Morgan Dragonwillow‘s Day 10. — Ushnik (God of Wind orignating from the hairs of the body of the almighty Prajāpati) is a stanzaic Vedic meter. The 7th… Continue reading Unfolded: An Ushnik

Spiral: A Sweetbriar

Twirling, twirling, up and then down. Hold your faith oh-so-tight. Swirling, swirling, through high’s and lows. Life’s series of wrongs, rights. Swerving, swerving, which road you'll take. Choose between left or right. Planning, dreaming, future's waiting. Face it with valor, might. — Photo credit: Unsplash In response to OctPoWriMo 2016 by Morgan Dragonwillow‘s Day 9. --- Sweetbriar is a… Continue reading Spiral: A Sweetbriar