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 I Like.
I am discovering this style of poetry is harder than it first appeared. You only have to come 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.
This is the one I called I like
I Like I like Cotton candy And watermelon and Ice cream I like Steak and gravy Potatoes mashed or fried Always I like Broccoli and Cauliflower mashed up These days I like Ferris wheels and Carousels spinning in The dark I like Motorcycle Rides on a warm summer Monday I like To walk but I Wish I could run around These days I like Senior discounts But I wish I was young These days.
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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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