Over at D'Verse, it's form for all time once again. This week Beth Winter was kind enough to share the form of Staccato. I'd like to thank her and Gay for manning the bar tonight as we tread down this rather musical journey. I've tried my hand at these before, but never knew exactly what I was doing, that is other than trying to grasp the form through reading others poems. But now the form is detailed out with examples, making it almost cruel not to give it another shot.
It was a lot of fun. I did find the syllabic restrictions a bit tough to conform to, as it just so happened I had a few really good lines that happened to have 9 syllables in them or 11, but no fear I've saved those lines for the future. I've been suffering through a bit of writer's block the past few days, so perhaps, at least I'm hoping, that this was just the elixir that I needed to rekindle the old wheels upstairs. If not, well it will come, and in the meanwhile I was able to learn a new form. Thanks again to everyone over at D'verse, you guys and gals are great!
Traveling along the ridged shoreline
Stopped to watch the rippling of waves divine.
Time Slows! Time Slows! As gaze meets sea
Ceding, breeding, feelings in me!
Never been so deeply entranced this way,
Time Slows, as all worry gets washed away!
This time every ill has been set aside,
While drifting still along this timeless ride.
Whirlwinds! Whirlwinds! Swirls under sky
As fabled songs of sirens die!
In a haze, but fearing naught, as unsheathedWhirlwinds guide, safely past all rocks beneath