Leaf And Life

Another stab at MINDLOVEMISERY’S weekly photo Shadorma prompt. I’m trying to come away from my usual rhyming format and this is great practice. I may only be an amateur but you gotta love a girl for trying.

For those that don’t know a Shadorma is composed of six non-rhyming lines (sestina or sextet) and the syllable pattern is 3-5-3-3-7-5.  It can have as many stanzas as you like, just as long as each stanza follows the syllable pattern mentioned above .

This week has an added extra of a shape poem called a laturne poem … the shape a Japanese lantern!  It has 5 lines with the syllable count is 1-2-3-4-1. So here goes….

7-2-2014-dying-leaf

 

Threads of life,

On a fallen leaf,

Etched in time,

Set in deep,

Woven threads of history,

Float like air and dust,

 *

Threads of life,

As the seasons change,

Summer sun,

Autumn rain,

Woven threads of memory,

Scattered on the ground.

 *

Threads of life,

As the winter comes,

Hidden vein,

Hidden life,

Woven threads of mystery,

Buried beneath the snow.

* * * * * *

Leaf

And life,

Woven threads,

Weep as nature,

Dies.

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3 thoughts on “Leaf And Life

  1. Beautifully executed! I lke the repetition of the first line throught out the poem and your lanturne conclusion is perfect! Thanks for participating!

  2. I agree with Georgia — the repetition works incredibly well, and the form is perfect! It has a wonderful Sara Teasdale feel to it — and I like it very much! You call yourself “amateur” but in my humble opinion this is *not* an amateur effort. Brava!

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