This week, I decided to try out a new poetry form known as a memyric. The memyric was invented by Lancelot of Pleiades and uses four-line stanzas of five, three, eight, and three syllables respectively, with the two three-syllable lines rhyming. The last word of the first line rhymes with the first word of the second line. It’s a fun form to work with. If you’d like to see an example written by the inventor of the memyric, check out this poem: “The Roll”.
Now for your reading pleasure, I give you this *modified* memyric, written for Poefusion’s Tuesday Title Prompt, which this week is “Salty Moon”. I did not completely follow the rules for the memyric (my last word in my first line doesn’t rhyme with my first word of my second line), but I experimented with some internal rhyme instead. Enjoy.
Salty moon in June
saturated, not crisp, clean. It
wilts instead Continue reading →
The next Wet Ink show is Thursday, October 30, in Columbus, OH.
What is Wet Ink, you ask? It is an erotic poetry night held quarterly, hosted by Donielle Monique and Vernell Bristow of Writer’s Block. This show will have Open Mic and you are invited and encouraged to either show up in sexy garb (i.e. lingerie) or your Halloween costume!
Location: The Lodge Bar, 165 Vine Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Time: 8:00 PM
Date: Thursday, October 30