Saturday, April 17, 2010

NaPoWriMo Day #18

Today's prompt was to be elemental: Earth, Wind, Fire, or Water. I really wanted to write about water, but picked fire instead, since it was more of a challenge for me. I also have really been wanting to try a new form. I tried the Zeno, which is a new form of poetry that was featured on The Miss Rumphius Effect a few months ago. The Zeno is a 10 line poem with the syllable structure of 8, 4, 2, 1, 4, 2,1, 4, 2,1 and a rhyme scheme of a, b c, d, e, f, d, g, h, d.

Here's my attempt:


ignition fired, fueling passion
will to
where darkness reigned
now is
pathways paved to
run to

by Marcie Flinchum Atkins
April 17, 2010


Anonymous said...

interesting new form. fun poem. my poem also involves poetic constraints. ;-)

one more believer said...

yes, this is a great form i agree.. like the idea of light reigning over darkness and the ability to run.... sirocco