Sunday Photo Fiction and Sunday Writing Prompt

Photo courtesy of Morguefile

The food in the new restaurant is how

Challenging as clue to what I’ll allow

Don’t miss! Don’t miss! Lunch at cottage

So sad when they boil their pottage

And like the cat who played hoax on the fox

Don’t miss this new restaurant down the blocks

As challenging as it could be this place

With all the pizzazz the charm in this case

Why trust? Why trust? We told you so

Liars we are not as  we glow

The food is foiled against the remote post

Why trust them for we know they’re such good host*

(c) ladyleemanila 2020

The Staccato, created by Jan Turner, consists of two or more 6-line stanzas.

Rhyme scheme: a,a,b,b,c,c
*Required internal rhyme scheme interplay between line #1 and line #2 (see below explanation and examples).

Meter: 10, 10, 8, 8, 10, 10

Repeats: This form requires a 2-syllable repeat in Lines #3 and #6 as specified below.

As in a musical notation, The Staccato poetry form uses short repeats which are abruptly disconnected elements. The repeat words are read as rapid-fire speech, such as staccato music when played or sung. This form lends itself to strong emotion or instruction (i.e. military poems: “Charge on! Charge on!” etc.), a declaration (such as of an event: “We’re married! We’re married!” etc.), an instruction or emphasis of human emotion (such as love, hate, longing: “Be mine! Be mine!” etc.), strong observation (such as “Those eyes! Those eyes!” etc.) or any similar situation where a strong staccato repeat is desired.

The emphatic two-syllable repeat in this poetry form is written twice, consecutively, at the beginning of Line #3 (each repeat in Line #3 is followed by an exclamation mark), and once again at the beginning of Line #6 (with or without an exclamation mark in Line #6). Please see below poem examples.

Also, Line #2 requires an internal rhyme scheme that rhymes with a word within Line #1, usually falling on the 6th syllable (see examples below), but can fall earlier in those two lines as long as the internal rhyme matches the syllabic stress in both lines (Example: see below poem: “A Soldier’s Wife” where in Stanza #2 an alternative internal rhyme falls in Lines #1 and #2 on the 4th and 5th syllables with the words ‘motions’ and ‘notions’).

For: https://sundayphotofiction.com/2020/10/04/sunday-photo-fiction-oct-4-2020/, https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2020/10/04/sunday-writing-prompt-creating-context/, https://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/2020/09/27/wordle-475/

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