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:

Fire

ignition fired, fueling passion
intensity,
will to
fight
where darkness reigned
now is
light
pathways paved to
run to
write.

by Marcie Flinchum Atkins
April 17, 2010

2 comments:

poemblaze 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