Of Helpers and Cakes

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – InForm Poet 7/5 Trochee

The 7/5 Trochee was created by Andrea Dietrich, and it consists of 2 or more quatrain stanzas with the following set rules:

Syllable pattern: 7/5/7/5
Rhyme Scheme: a/b/c/b or a/b/a/b
Meter: Trochee

“Trochee” means alternating stressed and unstressed beats in each line. In the 7/5 Trochee, each line begins and ends with a stressed syllable. So each quatrain (4-line stanza) sounds like this:

DUM da DUM da DUM da DUM
DUM da DUM da DUM da DUM

This is a simple lyrical little poem, so rhymes will be basic — nothing fancy. The poem itself should give a description of something of interest to the poet.

Nose a bulb of fresh packed snow
Rudolf dog is eager.
Thought Santa would let him go
Dachshund’s a dreamer.


Baked a chocolate cake so fine
no frosting needed.
Mouths watered at dessert time,
frosting? We ceded.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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