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 one I will call Accam’s Razor.
I am discovering this style of poetry is harder than it first appeared. You only have to develop 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. These short poems have gotten darker, and I am not sure why. Maybe it’s caused by the dark winter or all the conflicting messages we get these days. One thing for sure, sadness captured my attention during this dark winter.
About the Aquarian and Accam’s Razor
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.
Accam’s Razor The world At this stage does Exist in a constant State of Chaotic Confusion and Overdramatic lies Public Profound Declarations Of theories sold as The truth Law of Parsimony Occam’s Razor hanging Over Our heads But what if the Streak of lightning is a UFO And the Sun doesn’t revolve Around the earth like once Believed Keeping The simple plan Isn’t the right solution Shaving Off the Excess leads to The simplification Of a Answer To a complex Problem needing all the Facts to Come up With the answer To a puzzling riddle Then there’s Questions Of ought found in Hume’s Guillotine but I Won’t play With that Theory now It hangs too far over My head.
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