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 I called Divining Rod.
Brady’s Touch and Divining Rod
Maryann-Merryweather Travis created the Brady’s Touch style of poetry in November 2006 to honor Allen Brady. This style of poetry is a 2 stanza 10-line poem. It follows the pattern listed below. I sometimes broke the rules and added 2 more stanzas for fun.
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.
Divining Rod Like a divining rod drawn to damp Cool water dwelling under the ground I’m pulled toward your presence Whenever my heart feels you near Breathless Lungs longing for air need to revamp A heart drew toward pain to confound Should never search for hidden things And meanings that were never clear Senseless You were not meant to give my heart wings But to fetter my feet in dark soil You bubble with promises sweet Yet to fool my divining rod Restless You are like the sad siren who sings But in truth, an evil gargoyle I wonder what attracted me To your fabricated façade Useless
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