It’s the Lucky Dip over at the MindloveMisery’s Menagerie Blog!  Today our mission is to craft a Monotetra.

Monotetra
The monotetra is a new poetic form developed by Michael Walker. Each stanza contains four lines in monorhyme. Each line is in tetrameter (four metrical feet) for a total of eight syllables. What makes the monotetra so powerful as a poetic form, is that the last line contains two metrical feet, repeated. It can have as few as one or two stanzas, or as many as desired.

Stanza Structure:

Line 1: 8 syllables; A1
Line 2: 8 syllables; A2
Line 3: 8 syllables; A3
Line 4: 4 syllables, repeated; A4, A4

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O, once I had a special friend

we laughed and chased the rainbow’s end

where sprites and faeries aren’t pretend,

a secret place that time transcends.

 

The years went by, our friendship grew

we lived in a world made for two.

never at loss for things to do

whatever we did seemed brand new.

 

The day our friendship turned to love

I thanked the stars and moon above

My life partner: sweet as a dove,

most of the time, kinda, sort of…

 

O, once I had a special friend

I’m sad to say it had to end.

Someone new waits just ’round the bend —

a secret place that time transcends.

 

 

 

SusanWritesPrecise

 

 

 

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