Wildcat Creek

I wanted to find some interesting styles of poetry for 2022. Metered poetry has always been a challenge for me. I discovered I subconsciously avoided the challenge of dabbling in this particular writing pattern. This year I decided to spread my wings and fly into the face of the storm. I stumbled across the Aquarian by accident and thought it might be interesting to play with this metered style during the last part of January and the entire month of February. This Aquarian I will call Wildcat Creek.

I am discovering this style of poetry is harder than it first appeared. You only have to some up with fourteen syllables for each stanza, but sometimes you want to write more. Plus, I find the constant counting of the syllables distracting. I also have to fight the urge to create rhythms.

About the Aquarian

Maris Mazz created this metered style of poetry.

Each stanza has lines of 2/4/6/2 syllables. They can have any number of stanzas creating multiples of 4 lines. They aren’t supposed to rhythm at all.

Wildcat Creek

Ice flow
On a muddy
Creek in January
Awe struck


Watching
The water pass
Rocks and accumulated
Debris


Old tree 
Limbs from sick trees
Littered trapped in the stream
Of water


Fast food
Bag discarded
From a passing car as
Rubbish


Filthy
Baby diaper
Left floating in the mirk
Down creek


Toxic 
Run off from the
Closed up factories still
Seeping


Don’t swim
In the water 
Three headed fish do exit
Water deep


Flooding 
Likely in the
Spring when the rain falls hard
Rowing


A boat
Toward a slick
Shore lined with mud and gore
Restless


Wildcat
Creek names after cats
Who roamed its banks once now
Extinct

Who is Molly Shea?

Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh.  To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.

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I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

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