Saturday, 19 April 2014
Day 18: Ruba'i Rhyme
Today's prompt is to write a ruba'i - a 4 line stanza with an AABA rhyme scheme. Good Friday came in as inspiration today - all that strong symbolism, imagery, names. But, I still falter at the rhyme. I find it so constraining! I think this poem could go on more, but for now, here it is (with a very iffy rhyme on that last line...)
We carve and carry our own crosses:
fear, pain, sorrow, all kinds of losses.
Go bony-eyed, soul-scourged, skull-hearted
to the dark horizon, involuntarily hopeless.