Maureen Thorson's NaPoWriMo prompt today is, "I challenge you to get rather classically formal, and 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."
Robert Lee Brewer's PAD suggestion for a poem is, "For today’s prompt, write a seasonal poem. This should be a snap for haiku poets; after all, inserting seasonal words is a rule for the form. However, you don’t have to write haiku to write a poem that references or happens in one of the four seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. Pick a season or include them all."
Here's my poem for day eleven, combining the sapphics and seasonal prompts.
A little tongue in cheek. No images as such
Moving to the next poem, Alan trumps with a more serious offering: "I am combining the NaPoWriMo prompt for a Sapphic form with the PAD for a seasonal poem."
Okay, friends, your turn. Try writing some sapphics. It's not as hard as it seems once you get the rhythm going in your head: trochee, trochee, dactyl, trochee, trochee. DAH-dum, DAH-dum, DAH-dum-dum, DAH-dum, DAH-dum.
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