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