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 The Blues.
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 The Blues
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.
The Blues Azure Sky overhead Reminding me that all Is well Robin’s Eggs now sheltered In tree branch nest are safe From wind Morning Glories in an Indigo shade climb up My fence Cobalt Balloon rises To meet the azure sky Soaring Into The cerulean Artistry of Van Gogh’s Painting Of a Clear Starry Night Eyes watering with tears Of woe Map of The world filled with Lots of glittering dark Blue water Single Blue Easter egg Among the tall green grass Waiting By a Child’s tiny hand To be placed in basket Of treats Distant Memory of Blue jeans and a cornfield And you Sapphire Eyes glowing with An awakened passion And you Placed a Azure flower In my hair and then we Kissed and…
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