Written for: dVerse Poets Pub (posted by Bjorn)
Meet the bar with the Cadralor & Nobel Prize
"The cadralor is a poem of 5, unrelated, numbered stanzaic images, each of which can stand alone as a poem, is fewer than 10 lines, and ideally constrains all stanzas to the same number of lines. Imagery is crucial to cadralore: each stanza should be a whole, imagist poem, almost like a scene from a film, or a photograph. The fifth stanza acts as the crucible, alchemically pulling the unrelated stanzas together into a love poem. By “love poem,” we mean that your fifth stanza illuminates a gleaming thread that runs obliquely through the unrelated stanzas and answers the compelling question: “For what do you yearn?”
1. Gray fur flies by.
Squirrel skips across the deck.
2. Animal-shaped clouds swirl.
Sky is a keeper of white.
3. She worries in blue.
Her stress level is fiery orange.
4. His eyes dart.
What is he following?
5. Peace is a warm hug.
Hug me tightly.
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