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INFORM POETS – CRYSTALLINE

I’m giving you a break and offering an easy form this week.

A CRYSTALLINE is a two line image poem, often with a title, in which euphony is the key factor. The lines will have 8 or 9 syllables to make a total of seventeen.

Write as many as you’d like, or string some together to make for a longer poem. The choice is yours!

SARA’S CRYSTALLINE:

PUFFS OF PERFUME

Rich rose perfume of last bold blooms

scents sidewalks, smiles of passers by

© Sara McNulty – 2016

STRUMMING OF SITARS

sitar strings strum behind closed eyes

meditation mood set in stillness

© Sara McNulty – 2016

 

WALT’S CRYSTALLINE:

MIST IN THE NIGHT

The surf is soft, serene. Here I dream,

us in the moonlight making steam!

 

© Walter J. Wojtanik – 2016

 

 

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39 thoughts on “INFORM POETS – CRYSTALLINE

  1.  
     
    GOD IS MY SHIELD

    Sometimes the weight on my shoulders
    Is self-made and not of the world.

    I try too hard to bear the load
    Forgetting I need God to help me.

    Then I call on Him and He is there,
    Embracing me within his Light.

  2.  
     
    Silent Shimmers

    Silver silence speaks so softly
    Summer stars are singing a sweet song

  3. wonderful, Walt.

    this form was made for you, Sara

  4.  
     
    Evolution

    Summer’s season too soon leaves us.
    Autumn’s arrival awaits, offstage.

  5. More later, I hope —

    To Wax Crescent

    That moon is a slim wisp of herself,
    her knees tucked, and there she will wait.

  6.  
     
    Garden Graveyard

    Scraggly vines gasping in August heat
    While grasshoppers wage war on waste

  7. William Preston on said:

    Walt, the picture you drew is delectable.

  8.  
     
    WHAT LOVE CAN DO

    We should never say “We fall in love”
    But that true love raises us up.

    #

  9. connielpeters on said:

     
     
    Travels

    My memories rest on many miles
    From ocean waves to mountain trails

  10.  
     
    NIGHT SOUNDS

    Somewhere in the moonlit midnight sky
    I hear you sigh and I am there.

  11. William Preston on said:

     
     
    A PITHY PLATITUDE

    “Love is a lifeboat,” the walrus said,
    “timely as a tusk in the head.”

  12. William Preston on said:

     
     
    DON’T BLAME THE GOLDENROD

    Waving wands of yellow wash breezes
    while ragweed waits to waft sneezes.

  13.  
     
    FEAR OF AUTUMN

    If summer flowers refuse to bloom,
    Who can convince them otherwise?

  14. It’s a simple two-line expression that you’ve all seemed to use with great effect! The depth of feeling is so apparent in these few syllables. No subject restrictions like other 17 syllable forms (haiku, senryu, monoku) and the ability of infuse rhythm and rhyme into some is outstanding. Great job, all!

  15. Earl Parsons on said:

     
     
    Why?

    I wonder why things are as they are
    Some good, some bad, some right, some wrong

    Wouldn’t everything be simplified
    If there were only good and right

    Or do we need the bad and wrong
    That we may appreciate the good

    I guess since life is complicated
    It’s just the way things have to be

    For now I’ll no longer wonder why
    Just thank God for the way things are

    © Earl Parsons

  16. William Preston on said:

    PARENTHETICAL PASSION

    Autumn comes, to alter ardor:
    flames flare out but embers still linger.

  17. The Impending Ending of Summer

    Sun dazed, I stretch your final days;
    my daisies won’t wait: they fade away.

    ~ Nurit Israeli

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