|Photo courtesy of Tess Kincaid|
Soldiers standing upon my shelf
Stoically gathering dust.
These tattered jackets I so trust
to guard my soul, my inner self.
Pressed together, well worn leather
musty and old. The smell itself
reminiscent of wanderlust.
My mind's journey upon my shelf.
by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens, May 16, 2011
Wow. This is "killing two birds with one stone"... One Stop Poetry's "One Stop Monday Form" and Magpie Tales #66. Click on either one to be transported to hundreds (not kidding) of poems!
Also entered it in this week's "One Shot Wednesday" over at the wonderful One Stop Poetry blog.
For those who want to know:
One Stop Monday's Form this week is Luke Prater's invented form. It is an Octain and has eight lines, and eight syllables per line. The full name is "Octain Refrain". The Rhyme scheme is (c/c stands for internal rhyme and A stands for a repeated refrain line) :
And the best part is that I didn't HAVE to use iambic tetrameter! So I took the easy way out... :)
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This is for "The Creative Exchange". The host shares a touching experience. Click HERE to be transported to her beautiful photography blog.