Challenge poetry

Sunrise in the Trees (Challenge)

It’s a new day;
leaves filtering sunlight.
Birds are stretching and complaining
(which we wistful humans hear as joyful morning greeting).
“Turn off that light!” “My head’s aching!”
Alas, comforting night
has gone away.

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This form is called a Saturnica. As far as I know, it is a brand-new form which I created today. It is intended to represent the planet Saturn with its rings, viewed edge-on. Here are the rules for this form. It is nine lines with syllable counts of 2/4/6/8/14/8/6/4/2. It has a rhyme scheme of A/B/C/D/E/D/C/B/A. Now you will notice that in this poem I rhyme the middle line with the two “D” lines. That is not a requirement, and you can rhyme with any of the pairs of lines or none of them.

The challenge, as you probably guess, is to write your own Saturnica. If you do, please give credit for its creation to Michael Williams – posting as Boardflak at The Peaceful Pub on WordPress. Thank you, and I hope you can send me a link to your poem. I look forward to seeing them!

2 replies on “Sunrise in the Trees (Challenge)”

Thank you Sarah. It was one of those random thoughts. I saw a photo of Saturn and thought “I could represent that with a poem.”


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