Bottom of the  Barrel

I am happy March has arrived, and I can put my adventure with the Aquarian metered poetry behind me. I’ve decided to move into new territory. In the past, I have devoted myself to writing a single style of poetry for the month. Writing in the same style for thirty days can get tiring, so I will lunch a new way of attacking my poetic journey. I will explore three new types of poetry in March, and I plan to write Breccbairdne, Blackout, and Brady’s Touch poems. This poetic adventure will teach me many important lessons about meter and rhythm.  Let’s get started. This poem is a Brady’s Touch poem titled Bottom of the  Barrel.

Brady’s Touch and Bottom of the  Barrel

Maryann-Merryweather Travis created the Brady’s Touch style of poetry in November 2006 to honor Allen Brady. This style of poetry is a decastich or 10 line poem. It follows the pattern listed below.

1. 2 quintets or 5-line stanza with a specific rhyme and syllable count

2. Each stanza follows the same pattern 9-9-8-8-2 syllables

3. Rhyme scheme is abcde abfde

4.  The second stanza should be a replica of the first in the length of lines and rhyme.

Bottom of the  Barrel
Everything looks pure and sunshine bright
Lack of sediment to block the view
Shiny perfect particles dance
At the bottom of the barrel
Rotting

Dealing with the absence of sunlight
We hunger for something bright and new
Scrape us off, scrape us off and then
Lick us like a cat that’s feral
Cleaning

We are neglected and out of sight
Forced to flounder about and make due
Might be your best hope in the end
Scrape the bottom when in peril
Praying

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