no grand romantic gestures, violins playing, red roses from you no heart-shaped box of milky chocolate or card sent to me this day is meant for simpler things a smile our favorite “oldies”on the radio can take us back to the beginning of this love affair that stole my heart
– Waltmarie Poetic Form- 10 line poem, any subject, even numbered lines are 2 syllables and form their own poem when read separately. Odd lines are longer with no specific syllable count.
I sit as still as a human can – patient The sun has set and dusk has settled – quiet I try to match my breath to the gentle breeze– calmly Small creatures emerge from daylight hiding places – searching and my heart sends out a quiet message – for you
(I changed one word of Walt Whitman’s title, On the Beach at Night, for this prompt)
Here’s another example of the form
Building a Snowman
They waited for the world to turn white – frozen Rolled balls of snow, bigger and bigger – child-size Broken twigs from the apple tree for arms, two hands – mittens He stood, smiling his pebble smile, until the warm sun appeared – dripping Then slowly disappeared, until only a memory remained – stories
— I may have created a new poetic form!
Waltmarie Poetic Form- 10 line poem, any subject, even numbered lines are 2 syllables and form their own poem when read separately