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
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