The Blues

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…

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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