All Things Golden

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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 All Things Golden.

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 All Things Golden

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.

All Things Golden

Golden
Sunshine on fields
Covered in fresh fallen
White snow

Melting
The white blanket
Exposing edges of
The ground

Golden 
Glow of evening
Occupy western skies
Warming


My heart
With beauty of
Separating the night
And day

Golden 
Honey dripping
From a hexagon cone
Bee juice

Golden
Little books to
Read and to inspire my
Stories

Golden
Flame burning in
A fireplace to warm cold
Wet feet

Golden
Laughter in the
Nighttime when happiness
Is found

Golden
Tinsel on a
Christmas tree sparkling
Twinkling

Golden
Lightning bug tails
Glowing in the dark
For me

Golden 
Daffodils in
Waving to the bright sun
smiling


Golden
Wedding ring on
My finger spanning my
Long life

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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