At dVerse Grace is hosting Poetry Forms with an invitation to write a ‘Sparrowlet’ which is an invented form by Kathrine Sparrow (a variation of a Swap Quatrain). For details of how to write a Sparrowlet follow the link below. In brief a Sparrowlet is written –
Stanzaic, any number of sixains. Sylabic, iambic tetrameter. Rhymed (BbabaA) L1 and L6 of each stanza are written in two hemistichs or half lines. The two halves of L1 are inverted to form L6.
“Something about the howling of a wolf took a man right out of his here and now and left him in a dark forest of mind ….” George RR Martin
The Dogs The dogs adrift, outside this night bring vivid dreams of a howl in fright, my nerves are frayed my mood is rift, unsettled in this dark seeking light, my survival now just grift as outside this night, the dogs adrift. Visions of bite, so fill my mind my science of old is a bind, and yet I stand and here I fight resisting all the fear of kind, holding on and not taking flight, so fill my mind, visions of bite. Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon All Rights Reserved ®