U is for Unrhymed

U

sufferingsun

sun
scorching
too much suffering
giving too much heat to earth
hot
everyday blazing like fire
can’t help but give heat
sweltering
sun*

beacon

light
a beacon
on a stormy night
not lit but there to give hope
to
you
when you thought that was the end
I am still here
waiting for
you*

* Oddquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of seventeen syllables distributed 1, 3, 5, 7, 1 in five lines, developed by Glenda L. Hand.

oddquain butterflies – a “merged mirror oddquain” where the two stanzas of a mirror oddquain are merged together, one of the middle 1 syllable lines is dropped, resulting in one nine line stanza of the form 1-3-5-7-1-7-5-3-1. Please note that a oddquain butterfly is not a “oddquain” because it doesn’t have five lines, but it is “butterfly” made up of two oddquains that were merged together into one poem.

For: Ups and Downs ( #AtoZChallenge ) Happy final Tuesday in Na/GloPoWriMo, everyone.

 

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