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 particular Aquarian I will call Punch Drunk.
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.
Punch drunk In the chaos Uncertainty is here Everywhere They say One thing today Something else tomorrow Punch drunk Leave me Lying here in The middle of the street Crying Like a Mad woman so People can stare at me And laugh Draw the Curtains closed now Leave me alone right here Crumbled Dirt bath Wallowing in My filthy and tattered dismay
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