Day Seven: Wordless Wednesday with a poem


In April I won’t be able to keep Wednesdays completely wordless since I am to write a poem a day.

Prompt 7: “… But there are many other syllable-based forms. Today, I’d like to challenge you to pick from two of them – the shadorma, and the Fib. … Like the shadorma, the Fib is a six-line form. But now, the syllable count is based off the Fibonacci sequence of 1/1/2/3/5/8.

I have written a shadorma before, I’m sure, but this is the first time I hear of a Fib. Sounds like just the thing, since my blogging buddy Bojana has challenged me in a comment to my yesterday’s poem to rewrite it in a few lines. My immediate response was: “No tango. Again. Bummer.” Now let’s fib it.

Fib tango

What
a
lesson.
Serves me right.
Expectations fail.
How can I be so hopeful?

ADD-IT: Full disclosure. I forgot one syllable. (I know! Terrible!) Coming up:

Fib tango

What
a
lesson.
Serves me right.
Expectations fail.
Now how can I be so hopeful?

For:

NaPoWriMo 2021 Button with black background

This day in my NaPoWriMo history (2018):

(Yesterday’s history link was wrong, in case anybody noticed. It’s been fixed.)

The vulnerable won’t help

Victims need not blame
swimmers cannot ski
the blind refuse to talk
the living are dead yet.

Happy are those who choose it
the strong are waiting to break
multitudes suck you in
the vulnerable won’t help.

11 thoughts on “Day Seven: Wordless Wednesday with a poem

  1. Your blog is such a visual feast! I just want to stare at everything.

    Love the line breaks in “What / A / Lesson” – really makes me imagine someone processing their personal revelation and having their mind a bit blown. It’s the same rhythm as a slow, emphatic “O. M. G.”

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