In the meantime, enjoy the responses I have made to other prompts.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Facing the Darkness

Hush child. Fear not darkness as darkness must be.
Ask not why, but what you can do to change it.
Know child, don't hide: failure to face the darkness
Only incites it.

The explanation of this form is going to be longer than the verse I wrote.  It was definitely a challenge and I did not know where I would go from whence I started.'s (optional) prompt for today is to compose a poem in Sapphics. These are quatrains whose first three lines have eleven syllables, and the fourth, just five. There is also a very strict meter that alternates trochees (a two-syllable foot, with the first syllable stressed, and the second unstressed) and dactyls (a three-syllable foot, with the first syllable stressed and the remainder unstressed). The first three lines consist of two trochees, a dactyl, and two more trochees. The fourth line is a dactyl, followed by a trochee.

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