I had my post planned on the drive to school today. I was so excited that it would be written in the morning instead of evening. Then I arrived at school and my idea had flown the coop.
So this evening I visited The Miss Rumphius Eeffct for inspiration. Her Monday “Poetry Stretch” was the ticket. J. Patrick Lewis has created the “zeno” poetry form. It’s a 10-line verse form with a repeating syllable count of 8,4,2,1,4,2,1,4,2,1. The rhyme scheme is abcdefdghd.
Here’s my attempt:
early clues of springtime burst forth
I retreat to
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Thank you, thank you, thank you for this wonderful poem, and for introducing me to a new form! The last three years I’ve tried to write a poem a day for April. The first year, I wrote all Tankas, the second year I did all Rhyme Royales and last year I tried to do all Nove Ottos (though I totally fell down on the job with that one!). I was just wondering what I would do this April … maybe it’ll be a month of Zenos!