School life memories ~ for Creativity Verses Form

Aishwarya on Timelessly writes an Emmet! Read more on the poetic forms series …Creativity Verses Form on The Skeptic’s Kaddish and Mindfills

School Experiences come in various shapes, colours and sizes. But, nevertheless, the memories can never be forgotten, right? Here is a nostalgic Emmett poem for such bittersweet memories.

School life memories

Creativity Verses Form ~ Emmet

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.

For E, David selected the  Emmett form and the keyword ‘Elves’

Sangeetha & David’s ‘Creativity verses form’

E: Emmett

David’s Emmett

Elves frolic about my mind,
Frolic with sheer blissful, unbridled mirth
About trees; hilltops; waters; shores, earth.
My deft tenants prance about unconfined
~ Mind bu-thumps with the rhythms they birth

Sangeetha’s Emmett

Elves dance in daisy fields,
Dance to rhythms of the universe
In lilting voices they speak in verse
Daisy heads turn, as Elven laughter peals
Fields of gold wave hands in the air for these revelers

Emmett?

  • The first line of the Emmett is five WORDS long. Each word of the first line becomes the first word of the following lines. So the second word in line one becomes the first word of line two, the third word becomes the first word of line three, etc.
  • To make things a little more complex the Emmett has a rhyme scheme of abbab. There are no other restrictions on meter or line length. (Meter optional, line length optional).

Read all of our series ~ Creativity Verses Form

It takes ~ a prosery

It takes what it takes. To hold on or to let go. One reckless dawn, she let go. Of hope. Of trust. Of the benefit of doubt she generously, or come to think of it…stupidly, doled out, as his white lie turned grey and then to a murky, mangled mound of deception. This time, a slow, deliberate, beautiful anger showed up inside her, holding a mirror to her gutted soul. She wrenched this image from reality and sent it searing through a Time warp so she could label it a memory. For years now, she’d had it sliced away leaving a scar…a scar that screams scarlet…still. What made her think of him? She’d put away his shirts. She’d put away the smell of him on hers. And then today, she’d slept in long white tee that he so loved taking off. She held on.

Mindfills for dVerse Prosery hosted by Sarah Southwest. We are asked to write poetic prose of 144 words, that includes the line, “she’d had it sliced away leaving a scar”… from a poem by Michael Donaghy

Creativity Verses Form ~ Dodoitsu

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.

For D, Sangeetha selected the  Dodoitsu form and the keyword ‘Desire’

D: Dodoitsu

Sangeetha’s Dodoitsu

Dreams of desire, you design 
Wild promises, I scatter
Like confetti on New Year
~ Nightmares closing in

David’s Dodoitsu

Sweat glistens on soft, sheer hairs
Musky scent tantalizes
Sultry sweltry fantasies
Stuck, buried in sand

Dodoitsu?

  • Syllabic: 7/7/7/5 per line;
  • Thematic: concerning love or work, and usually comical;
  • Unrhymed

Sangeetha & David’s ‘Creativity verses form’

Creativity Verses Form ~ Cadae

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.

For C, David selected the Cadae form and the keyword ‘Crisis’


C: Cadae

David’s Cadae

Skeptical
or
apathetic

or

lacking perspective,
as a youth, I was unconcerned by
crises
both far and near to home

Now I'm terrified

Everything
seems to be getting
worse; global pandemic; wanton war;
unabashed corruption at the top...
Could I please have childhood back?

Sangeetha’s Cadae

Planet Earth
at
precarious

point!

Plunderers pocket
precious moments of tomorrow's child
The air
is frail, the waters weak

Pandemonium

in jungles
as species die out
Oceans roar in pain, glaciers melt
Depleted, defeated, Earth cries out
Life needs to be saved! Please Help!

Cadae?

  • Strophic: 5 strophes, each containing the number of lines in sync with the first 5 digits of Pi. S1=3 line, S2=1 line, S3=4 lines, S4=1 line, S5=5 lines. 14 lines altogether;
  • Syllabic: 3-1-4-1-5-9-2-6-5-3-5-8-9-7 syllables per line;
  • Unrhymed;
  • Variable: For a Cadae on steroids, the poet could take this a step further and in addition to the strophe, line and syllable count, the number of letters in the words of the poem could also follow the sequential numbers of Pi.

Sangeetha & David’s ‘Creativity verses form’