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Form Verses Creativity ~ Waltz Wave

David & Sangeetha‘s new poetry project

David of The Skeptic’s Kaddish and I began a fun poetry partnership in April. We just celebrated writing together a 100 verse renga, The Hyakuin 🙂 And within days, decided we would absolutely love to continue our writing collaboration and what has grown to be a warm friendship with a new poetry project

We’ve decided to explore poetry forms, one each from A to Z. Each week one of us chooses a poetry form the other responds to. David suggested we title it Form verses creativity 🙂 This week we are writing  –  a Waltz Wave .  We’d love it if you want to respond with a  of Waltz Wave your own!

W for Waltz Wave

Sangeetha’s Waltz Wave

step
sliding
so
suavely,
caressing
music
with
feathered
feet, gliding
in time with mine,
nevermind
all else
as
we dance
the waltz wave
with words
strung
just for
us

David’s Waltz Wave

vers-
es dy-
nam-
ical-
ly undu-
late; o-
ver-
flow vel-
vety tem-
po; passionate-
ly whirl a-
about ca-
denc-
es, e-
ven as feath-
ered ca-
ress-
es cas-
cade

Waltz Wave?

  • a one-stanza titled poem;
  • nineteen lines;
  • each line has a set number of syllables;
    • 1/2/1/2/3/2/1/2/3/4/3/2/1/2/3/2/1/2/1

Sangeetha & David’s ‘Form verses creativity’

  1. The Alouette
  2. The Balance
  3. The Candlelight
  4. The Dizain
  5. The Etheree
  6. The Florette
  7. The Ghazal
  8. The Hexaduad
  9. The Italian octave
  10. The Jue Ju
  11. The Kimo
  12. The Limerick
  13. The Marianne
  14. The Nocturna
  15. The Ottava Rima
  16. The Pathya Vat
  17. The Quintilla
  18. The Retrac
  19. The Tritina
  20. The Ukiah
  21. The Verso-Rhyme
  22. The Waltz Wave
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8 responses to “Form Verses Creativity ~ Waltz Wave”

  1. Wonderful poetry by both you and David. Like I mentioned on David’s blog, these two poems have such a musicality about them, and I couldn’t help but to have a waltz song playing in my mind after reading them (Strauss’s “The Blue Danube,” a favorite of my mom’s). Looking forward to what you two have planned for X, Y and Z. 🙂

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