Sliding Water

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - Poetry Form:  Sparrowlet
(posted by Grace)

"The elements of the Sparrowlet are:

. stanzaic, written in any number of sixains.  (A stanza of 6 lines).
. syllabic, lines of 8 syllables each. (Often written in iambic
. rhymed, rhyme scheme BbabaA.
. L1 and L6 of each stanza is written in 2 hemistichs. (Hemistich means a
  half a line of a verse).
. The 2 halves of L1 are inverted and repeated as a refrain in L6. The
  last line MUST be the EXACT SAME as line 1, just switched around. 
  You cannot change any of the words. (Punctuation may be changed to
  accommodate the meaning).

Mesmerizing–trickling water
slides over stones with a glitter.
I find movement tranquilizing
when I try to clear the clutter
that clogs my head.  Find comfort in
trickling water, mesmerizing.

My mind wanders to place of peace.
Bubbling waters give me release.
Thread fingers through as I ponder
how I can find new remedies
to bring me songs 'stead of chatter–
to place of peace.  My mind wanders.

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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13 Responses to Sliding Water

  1. Grace says:

    Songs of peace and the sound of trickling water soothes the mind & body. Thanks for joining in. Have a good weekend.


  2. VJ says:

    This makes me long for Spring. Beautiful imagery


  3. merrildsmith says:

    It does sound very peaceful! I love to walk or sit by water.


  4. pvcann says:

    Not least the trickling water which is something I always welcome, but also the the form your words take make this a rhythmic sparrowlet.


  5. Wow, Sara – beautifully written!



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