IN-FORM POET WEDNESDAY – RICTAMETER

Rictameter is a scheme similar to Cinquain. Starting your first line with a two syllable word, you then consecutively increase the number of syllables per line by two. i.e. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and then down again, 8, 6, 4, 2 making the final line the same two syllable word you used to begin.

http://www.poetsworkshop.net/rictameter.html

MARIE ELENA’S OFFERING:

BORDERING ON FREEDOM

FREEDOM
Freedom of speech
Freedom of religion
Freedom to follow chosen paths
Free to forgive those who threaten freedom
Freedom to fight for our freedom
Freedom of petition
Free to rally
FREEDOM

© 2012 – Marie Elena Good

WALT’S RICTAMETER:

A POET’S KISS

Poet.
Writer of verse.
You can not rehearse this,
writing the thrill of a first kiss.
But, the resulting feeling is pure bliss.
Your words linger upon her lips,
expressing love’s sweet sip.
Blessed to kiss a
poet.

© 2012 – Walter J. Wojtanik

 

Need more?  At Poetic Asides, Robert Lee Brewer asks us to write an interview poem.  His sample is absolute excellence:  http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/wednesday-poetry-prompts-192