OctPoWriMo Day 10 – A matter of mistakes

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Monarchs, Viceroys, Swallowtails” by Robert Hedin: rooftops, close, follow, trees, swooping, dull, overcrowded, sagging, margins, lose, back, freight

Oops I did it again

Back to my mistakes

Swooping down the fast lane

Thoughtless, careless sakes

Back to my mistakes

That overcrowded place

Sagging and dull breaks

Lost and without a trace

Swooping down the fast lane

On rooftops and trees

Close to following pain

Wish I could just freeze

Thoughtless, careless sakes

Wish I could just let go

Everything’s at stake

Mistakes wish to forego*

(c) ladyleemanila 2020

Created by C. G. V. Lewis, the Quadrilew is a form of quatrain poem with an abab rhyming scheme, repeating lines, and contains an alternating syllable structure.

In the first verse, the poet may either start with a five or six syllable line. If the choice is five then the ‘sounding’ syllable count is (and opposite if the count is six).

For: http://www.octpowrimo.com/2020/10/octpowrimo-day-10.html, https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/2020/10/01/october-writing-prompts-3/


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