As the earth stills there is a hush emblazoned sky in orange crush Spoonbills wade the color of blush Nothing to rush, nothing to rush The sun has left taking its light In the darkness the moon glows bright Shining beams wherever it might Stars glint at night, stars glint at night Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved Image by Twighlightzone from Pixabay
Grace is hosting D’Verse Poets tonight and has prompted us with writing a Monotetra, See below:
*Comprised of quatrains (four-line stanzas) in tetrameter (four metrical feet) for a total of 8 syllables per line
*Each quatrain consists of mono-rhymed lines (so each line in the first stanza has the same type of rhyme, as does each line in the second stanza, etc.)
*The final line of each stanza repeats the same four syllables. This is what makes the monotetra so powerful as a poetic form – the last line contains two metrical feet, repeated.
*This poem can be as short as 1 or 2 quatrains and as long as a poet wishes.
Line 1: 8 syllables; A1
Line 2: 8 syllables; A2
Line 3: 8 syllables; A3
Line 4: 4 syllables, repeated; A4, A4
Going through some saved posts here, loving this piece christine! So good! <3
Thank you Carol anne. I’m so happy you liked it. ❤️☺️
Lovely picture of the end of day and the sight and sound of an amazing painting of night. Beautiful. Joni
Thank you Joni ☺️💕 I really appreciate it.
You are so very welcome. It is my pleasure to meet you here and will look forward to reading more of your beautiful work. Blessings, Joni
oh oh. i love the motion in your poems, Christine. especially this line – The sun has left taking its light
Thank you so much! I’m happy you liked it ☺️🌺💕
I so love “emblazoned sky in orange crush,” 😀 this is absolutely beautiful! 💝💝
Thank you Sanaa. You’re so sweet ☺️🌺💕
What would we do if we didn’t watch the light? We are linked to Sol with every fiber of our being. Beautiful poem, Christine.
Indeed we are Lisa. Thank you so much ☺️🌺💕
You’re welcome <3
Great rhyme and rhythm!
Thank you Bev ☺️🌺💕
This flowed beautifully, Christine. 😊❤️
Thank you Punam. I’m happy it worked. It was a new form to me ☺️💕🌺
You are welcome. It is a new form for me too. I enjoyed writing it. 😊🌷❤️
And you did it very well ☺️🌺💕
All the lovely shades of nature 🙂
Thank you! ☺️🌺
I love the moment when everything is a hush and the sun goes down with the moon glowing bright. I specially love your word choice of hush, crush, blush and rush.
Thank you Grace. I enjoyed the prompt very much. It’s fun to learn new forms and it was my second nature poem today! ☺️💕🌺
Nature often inspires such wonderful poems. I enjoyed this one. The repetition is like an echoing voice as you take in the view.
Thank you Leon. Yes, that was the interesting part of the poem. We do tend to do that when we see something special. ☺️🌺
Just wonderful 😁
Thanks so much! Thanks for stopping by ☺️🌺
A lovely poem. Almost a song.
Thanks dear Sadje! ☺️🌺💕
Love the transition from day to night and how you communicate it with such vivid, colorful imagery Christine! Such a pretty and gorgeous poem, I really loved these lines:
“The sun has left taking its light
In the darkness the moon glows bright”
Swoon. It flows beautifully off the page, and the imagery alone is effective and sweet. Your work is amazing. This poem reminds me of my friend’s writing style a bit, and she generally incorporates nature into her poems with a theme of hope when we leave darkness. I love how this reminded me of that. Beautifully penned. <3
Thank you so very much Lucy ☺️💕🌺 I am touched. I love that you friend uses the change between dark and light as a theme of hope. That is true isn’t it. The darkest before the dawn.