From nowhere comes this rock


THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Brown Penny” by William Butler Yeats: brown, enough, loops, hair, young, crooked, wise, thinking, stars, shadows, begin

Let’s begin with brown rock
Lots of holes like stars
Drop some penny scars
Crooked enough to shock
Shadows of alien block
Like the hair of young czar

This rock comes from nowhere
People started thinking
Loops of secrets it brings
Some mystery elsewhere
Surprises they declare
Like some wise men they cling

From nowhere comes this rock
A place where people talk*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The HexSonnetta, created by Andrea Dietrich, consists of two six-line stanzas and a finishing rhyming couplet with the following set of rules:

Meter: Iambic Trimeter
Rhyme Scheme: a/bb/aa/b c/dd/cc/d ee

Iambic Trimeter means the usual iambic (alternating unstressed/stressed) meter for every line of the poem, but instead of the ten syllables that comprise a typical sonnet’s iambic pentameter, this particular form uses six syllables of iambic trimeter per line. Thus, the name HexSonnetta.

For: 11 August 2017 Friday Fictioneers, Whirligig 124

Sunday's Whirligig logo blue-ceiling-ff


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