This is a prompting Blog

My intent here is to write a poem from the prompt I give to you , the reader, in hopes that it will inspire something and get others to write with me.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Today's Prompt is RICTAMETER

A rictameter is a nine-line syllabic structure typically used in poetry. The lines start at two syllables, incrementing upward by two to ten in the fifth line and ending with the same two syllable word as the first line.
Because this form involves a fixed syllabic count, it is a natural accompaniment with haiku and other fixed-syllabic poetry forms.
Created in the early 1990s by two cousins, Jason D. Wilkins and Richard W. Lunsford, Jr., engaged in regular poetic contest. This contest was the weekly practice of their self-invented order, The Brotherhood of the Amarantos Mystery, which was inspired by the movie Dead Poet's Society.

I enjoy this form, hope you do too...

Your touch moves me,
closer into the warmth
that you give to me so freely,
allowing the day's stress to just roll off...
bringing thoughts of our tender love
and the comfort we make,
as the sun fades



  1. Sloping
    Falling downward
    Woody, weedy, tangled,
    Concrete covered or brick filled soil
    The bottom bit is set up for wildlife
    With bushes and a willow tree
    South facing, English sun,
    But most of all

  2. Sunshine.
    That golden glow
    Chasing away the cold
    Wrapping the world in light and warmth
    Breaking through winters frozen dormancy
    Waking the hidden bulbs and seeds
    To push green shoots towards
    Springtime growth and

  3. .you,Helena, and now Penny,am I the only person who can't write poetry now. I did in college,but it was a little dark.Now I am lucky to write prose.

  4. WOW Penny , YOU ROCK !!!
    Richie, I'm still waiting for you to try !