Fast Runner

Hooray! Spring is officially here. I’ve started to see flowers poking their way from the ground. The scenery is greening, and the trees won’t be naked for long. I decided to start the month of April writing Diminished Hexaverse poems. I’ve never attempted this style, but it could be an exciting adventure in meter and word placement. It would be helpful if my muse made an appearance. I’ve heard rumors that he was booked in the delinquent Muse jail on a DWI charge. I look forward to the challenge of writing in this style during April. We need to have a long talk if he ever makes bail. I call this poem Fast Runner.

Diminished Hexaverse and Fast Runner

What is a Diminished Hexaversa poem? I’ve read several definitions of what makes up one of these poems. The easiest way to explain the process is as follows.

  1. The poem typically consists of five stanzas
  2. Five lines = stanza one
  3. Four lines = stanza two
  4. Three lines= stanza three
  5. Two lines = stanza four
  6. One line = stanza five
  7. This form might have more than five stanzas.
  8. The syllables correspond to the number of lines in the stanza.

It sounds like a simple form of poetry, but the writing could turn complex as the month unfolds.

Fast Runner

The lightning-fast 
Runner sped past me.
It looked like he had
Fire sparking from his
Red lightning-fast shoes

They looked spiffy
As they flew past
Me like I was
The one who was

Standing still
Fast runners
Remember

Tortoise
And Hare

Tale

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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