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
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