Crimson Passion

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 Crimson Passion.

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. I know for sure that sadness captured my attention during this dark winter.

About the Aquarian and Crimson Passion

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.

Crimson Passion

Crimson
Pomegranate seeds
Crammed into the middle
Of fruit

Crimson
Strawberries and 
Bright red cherries passion
To eat

Crimson
Red high heel shoes
Disregarding knee pain
Feet sex

Crimson
Lipstick on pale 
Mouth smile and frown at him
Entice

Crimson
Like a speeding
Sports car past the bold red
Stop sign

Crimson
Fire of passion
A lingering desire
Burning

Crimson
Like the apple
First offered to Eve by 
The snake

Crimson
Like the roses
Sitting on a bedroom
Dresser

Crimson
My favorite
M&M so colorful and sweet
To taste

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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Published by henhouselady

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.

3 thoughts on “Crimson Passion

  1. Yes, be careful of high heel shoes. I know a person who has to go to surgery because of the high heel shoes. What a wonderful poem to talk about the risk and the enjoyment.

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