P is for Pindaric Ode


A Pindaric Ode is a poem with set meter and rhyme just like all other odes. It is defined by three triads: the strophe and the antistrophe being of the same stanza form and an epode as the final which is different. This form of Ode was named after the writer Pindar.

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “At the Beach” by Elizabeth Alexander: photograph, women, presence, skin, friends, language, air, bones, fine, weight, sunlight, brown

I can’t believe he’s back and he’s all mine
We’ve been friends for a long time and now more
Pinch myself for he might get out of door

Purposeful pinches and sunlight that shines
His presence not just his photograph’s here
And we’re using the language of Shakespeare

Of all the women he met he choose me
I’m walking in the air and I’m so free
Some things we have to take it on the chin
And brown is the colour of my skin
Fine, I say, as I keep pinching myself
Collecting memories on our bookshelf

(c) ladyleemanila 2019

For: Purposeful pinchesP is for Passion #AtoZChallenge ,  the 18th day of Na/GloPoWriMo,  Whirligig 207