IN-FORM POET WEDNESDAY – SYNCHRONICITY

“Synchronicity” defined is the state or fact of being synchronous or simultaneous; synchronism. Coincidence of events that seem to be meaningfully related.

This form consists of  eight three-line stanzas in a syllable pattern of 8/8/2. This poetry type has no rhyme and is usually written in the first person (variation removes that restriction) with a twist. The twist is to be revealed within the last two stanzas. Created by Debra Gundy.

MARIE ELENA’S ATTEMPT

THE LOVE CHAPTER (Based loosly on 1 Corinthians 13)

 Though I understand mysteries
Though I speak with tongues of men and
angels

 Though I may remove the mountains
Though I give all my goods to feed
the poor

 Though I have prophetic powers
Though I give time freely to those
in need

 Though I listen to those who speak
Though I with gratitude use my
talents

 Though I covet not my neighbor
Though I nurture and encourage
others

 Though I respect the Word of God
Though I delight in hymns and psalms
of praise

 Though I have all manner of faith
Though I strive to honor my God
always

 Though my actions be impressive,
if I lack love, I am nothing
but noise.

© Marie Elena Good – 2012

WALT’S SYNCHRONOUS PATH:

LIVING DAY-TO-DAY

The gentle in and out of life,
fills her lungs with each cautious breath,
she lives

each day as if it were her last.
My hard and fast rule, is this:
find bliss

within every waking moment,
the gift of life is heaven sent.
Feel love

in the people that surround you,
return every heartbeat in kind.
My mind

swims out to the choppy waters
filling this torrent of despair.
Who dares

to deny her the love she craves?
Love saves the broken hearted from,
itself.

~~~~~~~*~~~~~~~

She lives for the moments like this:
a tender kiss and words of love
heart felt.

And we’ll go forward forever.
Never lose sight of the future,
or now!

 

© Walter J. Wojtanik – 2012

 

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A new feature of the IN-FORM POET WEDNESDAY is rather unexpected, and that is quite fitting.

Since a good majority of us “met” and started posting our poetry with Robert Lee Brewer at Poetic Asides who posts the Wednesday Prompts, we will be including the Poetic Asides prompt here. Please be sure to go over to Poetic Asides and participate there as well. Those of you unfamiliar with this site will be well served to give it a look. Robert provides much in the way of supporting and nurturing poetics: the weekly Wednesday prompt as stated, but also poetic form challenges, the April Poem-A-Day challenge, the November Poem-A-Day Chapbook Challenge and poet interviews and other features.

 From Robert Lee Brewer: “For this week’s prompt, write a poem about something unexpected. Birthdays are usually expected affairs, but what happens on them could be anyone’s guess. Plus, something unexpected could be a good thing or a bad thing or a thing that seems bad at first but is ultimately good or a thing that seems good at first but is ultimately bad or, well, you get the idea.”

It’s Robert’s birthday today. Give him the gift of poetry. Maybe use the SYNCRONICITY form in an unexpected poem? Get back to supporting the man who had given us the inclination to poem. Give Poetic Asides another look.

http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/wednesday-poetry-prompts-184