It’s Poetics Tuesday over at the dVerse Poets Pub. This time our host is Laura Bloomsbury who has tasked us with this:
Write your poem as a rhyming tercet of 3 line stanzas though a composite 9 liner or more would do just as well
– Strict meter is not a requirement but for an extra challenge try pentameter (10 syllables to each line)
– You do NOT have to follow the ordered sequence of the above
– You may reverse the order of the 1st & 3rd words but otherwise keep the integrity of each rhyme set
After the mermaid’s sweet song was sung
with a pretty pout upon her lips
she tickled his tonsils with her tongue.
Shocked and aghast; at a loss for speech
the sailor gasped “Let’s give it a rest!”
They watched as the sun set on the beach —
twilight turned to dark. Without a word
she slid away; and he held his breath
she slipped into the sea. An odd bird
indeed, he thought, as the night drew on.
But his sad gaze was fixed on the sea
She’d left him with much to muse upon.