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.

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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22 Responses to Scattered

  1. Misky says:

    I really like these!


  2. Ingrid says:

    Nice work with the form: ‘peace is a warm hug,’ I love that! 🤗


  3. Helen Dehner says:

    Sara, Stanza #3 is my favorite and quite brilliant. Cheers.


  4. msjadeli says:

    2 is something all can look up and appreciate. it waits for us 🙂


  5. lynn__ says:

    Who couldn’t use a warm hug?! I like how you colored this cadralor 🙂


  6. pvcann says:

    I love the questions, and provokes me, stirs me from my idle thoughts, and that last line is most wonderful.


  7. sanaarizvi says:

    Gorgeous write! Sending love and hugs 💝💝


  8. -Eugi ☕️ says:

    I love this! ❤️


  9. memadtwo says:

    wonderful images–I especially like stanza 3. (K)


  10. I love how the colors came together in that warm hug.


  11. M says:

    finely done ~


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