Thursday, April 25, 2013

Loss & Rebirth




A note on form:  This piece follows the form of a monotetra.  Mono = each stanza ends with a single set of rhyming words.  Tetra = I like to think of the two ways:  (1) it is written in tetra meter; (2) tetra means four and there are four lines to each stanza.  You'll also notice the last line of each stanza has a special structure; the first four syllables are repeated as the last four syllable.  Even though I chose not to write this piece in iambic tetra meter, I still like the sound of the form with its final repetition in each stanza.

3 comments:

Mary said...

This is just beautiful. I love the repetition in the last line, which really amplifies the message. Be sure to photograph the magnolia tree while it blooms! Smiles.

Poet Laundry said...

I agree with Mary, this is beautiful. Great seasonal imagery and it rolls off the tongue nicely.

Brian Miller said...

nice...there is emotion there, but he form makes this float...and i like the potporri of the tree in this as well...it adds another element of sense...