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Creativity Verses Form ~ Golda

David & Sangeetha‘s new poetry project

David  of The Skeptic’s Kaddish and I began a fun poetry partnership in April. We 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 decided to explore poetry forms. A to Z. Each week one of us chooses a poetry form the other responds to. We completed our first series Form verses creativity in June ’22. And we’re now on to the next set of poetry forms A to Z ~ Creativity Verses Form. We added a little twist for version2.0, with a key word starting with the same letter.

Sangeetha & David’s ‘Creativity verses form’

For ‘G’, David selected the Golda  form and the keyword ‘gravity’.

G: Golda

David’s Golda

My mind
and heart
weigh heavily;
they're
nihilistic
lately.

Still,
wry wit's
free
of gravity...

I'm not bothered
greatly.

Sangeetha’s Golda

I float
freely.
Gravity calls,
'Fall!'
It grins at me,
Smugly.

Faith
comes by,
calm;
She says, 'Let's fly'.
I spread my wings
Simply.

Golda?

  • 12 lines, syllabic: 2/2/4/1/4/2/1/2/1/4/4/2;
  • rhymed: x/x/x/x/x/a/x/x/x/x/x/a;
  • it may be centered or not;
  • it may be presented as 1, 2 or three stanzas.

Read all the poems in our series ~ Creativity Verses Form

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