In highlighting the creative minds of our poets, there is one aspect on which we have only brushed the surface, that being in the matter of newly created form. We’ve used many forms in this segment of POETIC BLOOMINGS that have been developed by people outside of our realm of influence. But….
This week we tap Earl Parsons in a form the he’s been working the kinks out of, and I’ve decided to help Earl present it here in his “own” words:
We’ve all heard the cheer, “2, 4, 6, 8, Who do we appreciate!!” Well, here’s a poetic form based on that cheer. It’s simple:
A poem of one 5 line stanza with syllable counts of, hold it now, just a minute, I think you guessed it….. 2, 4, 6 and 8 with the fifth line being 7 syllables, just as the line “Who do we appreciate.” There is no rhyming pattern to follow, however, the subject of the poem must be something that is appreciated (I guess that will eliminate politics, war, or socially polarizing issues). Simple, no?
Let’s give it a go with two examples from Earl:
So pure of heart
Can never be taken
Even though one may pass away
True love will always live on
Sniffing my face
Whiskers tickling my cheek
Is it love or is it hunger
Quick before I get cat licked
~ Earl Parsons
AND NOW OUR EXAMPLES:
MARIE ELENA’S ATTEMPT:
SPAMMERSincere Indebtedness And appreciation For how pertinent my viewpoint Is to you in this moment.
© Copyright Marie Elena Good – 2013
(I hope sarcasm is acceptable, Earl. But I mean, seriously … how gullible do these spammers think we are? HA!)
IN HER THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
Keeping those near
amongst her intentions.
No mention of her own distress.
It is best we pray for her.