Monday, 10 October 2011

How could I resist?

What? A poetic form called a 'Mirrored Oddquain', which Imaginary Garden brought to my attention. Although it was posted Sunday, I only got to see it this morning, which kind of gave me the subject for my attempt at writing one. Apparently  it needs 32 syllables all told, in the sequence  1/3/5/7/1  1/7/5/3/1, so here goes.


On
a Monday, 
the week is coloured
according to the weekend
past.

Then
the next Sunday, we can paint
over the picture,
make it all
new.

13 comments:

  1. Oh this is lovely! Such an enormous gulf lies between Sunday and Monday :)

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  2. I agree with Kerry! Lovely! And since I (much like Garfield) am not much of a fan of Mondays it's always good to be reminded of the end of the week!

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  3. I like this! Never heard of this poetic form before-there are SO MANY I've never heard of! Your poem was clever and fit well with the form.

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  4. I can't imagine such disciplined writing. Very nice.

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  5. wow...you did this fabulously!! :)

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  6. Never one to resist a challenge indeed Pen. Well done - the product of your fertile mind.

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  7. now that's an intriguing poetic form!

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  8. Poets are an odd breed. So much stranger than the other writers...

    ;-)

    The discipline to combine a specific syllabic requirement with something worth reading -- and worth contemplating -- amuses me no end. I'll be thinking about the gulf between one week and the next for a while this morning...

    Pearl

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  9. If
    only I
    could write like you do
    I would be a happy bun-
    ny

    But
    since I don't have your talents
    my mirrored oddquain
    is only
    odd

    (sorry, couldn't resist the challenge either ;-))

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  10. Carolina, you are a gem. Thank you! ♥

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  11. You are so good with words! I love this one, and you are quite correct about Mondays and Sundays.

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  12. yes, i love this one. more! more!

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  13. a cleverly written observation, I like the tinge of humor. The oddquain fit your subject very well.

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