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 Secrets.
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
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.
I call this one Secrets
Secrets Whispers In the darkness Words spoken between us Private Spring to The light revealed Betrayal of the heart Arrayed In a Broken promise For all the world to hear Our shame Sharp edge Of illusion Hidden pleasure and pain Dream life Gossips Tongue of fire have Blazed as an inferno Tattler Why did You have to brag Couldn’t you keep your stupid mouth Shut tight Be sure Your sin will find You out yet when love has Gone bad
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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