like a red dress slipping
over your skin for the protection
believing it would bust you out of a
dream-tired corner of nickels and dimes
as scored by Stravinsky
after: Real Toads: The Tuesday Platform ~ April Style
normally the Tuesday Platform is open, but today Kerry offered us some NaPoWriMo inspiration in case we needed it ~ and I've always held great affection for Kandinsky, so it was a great pleasure to see this as a prompt.
I initially wrote a short piece, and decided to see if it might fit in a new-to-me poetic form: the Rictameter.
The Rictameter is a nine line poem, similar in scheme to the Cinquain.
You start the first line with a two syllable word, then consecutively increase the number of syllables per line by two, .i.e. 2/4/6/8/10 (10 is the pivot line, so to speak) - then work back down, 8/6/4/2. The final line is the same as the first line.
Strictly speaking, my first line doesn't "conform" - but it's close enough for jazz.
And thanks to Fireblossom for her playing with the form not too long ago. She wrote something amazing in this form.