FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER: 2021: WEEK #22 – Golden and glistening

Selected from UNSPLASH … Яна Гурская

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “The Blue-Green Stream” by Wang Wei: river, hills, advance, noise, darkness, broken, water, clean, silk, placid, curled, forever

Golden and glistening

Though he is broken

No one is listening

Raincoat is golden

Though he is broken

Yellow balloons in hand

Water drenched motion

Curled darkness in this land

No one is listening

Forever placid

Advance clean out warning

Noise in hills vapid

Raincoat is golden

Silky river running

Frozen and olden

And nothing forthcoming*

(c) ladyleemanila 2021

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: FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER: 2021: WEEK #22 | A Writer’s Community (wordpress.com), June 2021 Writing Prompts – Putting My Feet in the Dirt, The Whirligig: Whirligig 320 (sundayswhirligig.blogspot.com)

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