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).
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.