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 expanded haiku.

The Shanzi is:

  • A verse form written in 7 lines, 2 uneven couplets followed by a tercet,
  • Syllabic, 4-5 / 5-4 / 4-4-5 syllables per line.
  • Unrhymed.
  • Constructed with:
  • L1-L2 Introduce the subject
  • L3-L4 “amplifies” the image or subject.
  • L5-L7 provide a parallel image to inspire meditation.
  • Title at the discretion of the poet.

Word-High July: Tinatangi



Once I loved the sun,
and how it paints the sky
when it sets and rises.
And then you came
my only one,
and dull sun shines
with your blinding presence.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer

Photo credit: BuzzFeed, Unsplash

In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 3 – Tinatangi.

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Sand and Ghost


Sand and Ghost

Gold sand basked in summer sun,
follows the wind wherever it blows,
like my heart that goes after your ghost.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

Photo credit: Fabio Rose

In response to Sonya of Only 100 Words‘ Three Line Tales Week Fourteen.

If you want to join, here are the simple rules:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt.
  • Link back to this post.
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so we can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • Have fun.