During our Sunday Seed this past weekend, Bill Preston reminded us in his tribute to our friend Earl Parsons, by writing a poem in the poetic form that Earl had proposed a while back. Earl call it an “Appreciate” explaining it’s origin from the children chant “Two, four, six, eight, who do we appreciate…” So as such, the stanza of the poem has two words in the first line, four in the second, six in the third line and finishes with eight words in the last line. I believe you can string stanzas together with that configuration.
So write your poem in Earl’s form, Appreciate. Let him know you have him in your thoughts, and I’m sure he would certainly do just that, appreciate your efforts.
swishing in the sea
emerald water, coral reefs. Seaweed tickles
my fins. I awaken to same old me
with me on Facebook
telling of his upcoming medical procedure.
I assured him prayers would be raised up.
center on our friend.
His faith will lead him on,
our love will keep him in our hearts!
(C) Walter J. Wojtanik -2016