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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.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Today's Prompt is Yadu poetry

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Today at OSP  @  Tess Kincaid is featured once again. Not only does Tess have an on-going writing group called Magpie Tales, she also has fun virtual activities like her annual Manor Ball.  Please enjoy getting to know Tess a bit better, we have, and are now following Magpie Tales @  who gives this picture prompt....

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Here at Dodge Writes we will try our hand today at a The yadu,  a Burmese form of poetry which consists of up to three stanzas of five lines. The first four lines of a stanza have four syllables each, but the fifth line can have 5, 7, 9 , or 11 syllables. As in a haiku, a yadu should contain references to the seasons.

The form uses climbing rhyme. The rhyme is required on the fourth, third, and second syllables of both the first three lines and the last three lines.

With words they're bound
and are found here
around the clerks
who dust works old
and lurk in winters long past
some lessons learned
pages turned soft
a yearning felt
candles melt where
once dwelt master and student alike

Each had a dream
and were keen on
a scheme of thought
in which taught more
who sought knowledge of seasons in life

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  1. Never heard of this one but you did great as always. Susie

  2. I love it. It is a beautiful form of poetry.

  3. Don't understand the form,but the depth of your knowledge andthe research on different poetic forms is fantastic.Keep it up lady

  4. Wonderful amaze me...

  5. Who said that poetry and math have nothing in common. This poem doesn't just sound good, it has great meaning too.

  6. "knowledge of seasons"-Nice line
    Enjoy the rally and kudos on the award! :)

  7. magical words on WORDS,
    thanks for sharing.

    well deserved awards, enjoy!

  8. Good job on an interesting form.

    I'm still trying to get my head around the concept of climbing rhymes. :)
    Mad Kane

  9. Beautiful, JL.
    Did I get anywhere near?

  10. I think this is all great would love to be apart of it. I've just link. i'm confused. But Hello, be seeing you soon. and Thank you

  11. Lovely . Thanks for broadening my knowledge about these poetic forms.

  12. Great. Thanks for teaching me the yadu!

  13. Great job, love the form =)

  14. Very nice. Welcome to Magpie Tales.

  15. Dodge interesting and lovely form.. Here is my rally post, ~ come on idiot, you are for me ~

    ! Happy Sunday !

    Someone is Special

  16. Great write and fascinating form!

  17. Enjoyed learning about this form and the poem reads well. Hope to visit you again soon. May even try this.

  18. What a nice piece. The format of the poem I got after a little practice. It's a bit like dance steps, really. The simpler the better for me, though!

  19. Very nice. A poetic form I've never encountered before. I've written it down and will be sure to play around with it. A wonderful piece and teaching all wrapped in one, thanks :)

  20. Lovely words in beautiful form.

    Where is the "like button"?
    All blessings.