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.

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