Tumbling Springs (Ya-Du)

Tumbling springs fall
carving walls grooved
as scrawling notes
flashly floating
while coating all it touches with misty motes.


For Voices of Poetry and Prose magazine entry submission:  Ya-Du Poetry Form

The rules for this poetry form are as follows.   These rules are pretty rigid, and I actually do not follow one of the rules as stated below.  Can you find it?

•1, 2, or 3 stanzas, each with 5 lines;
•Lines 1, 2, 3, and 4 have four syllables;
•Line 5 has 5, 7, 9, or 11 syllables;
•Lines 4 and 5 have end rhyme; 
•Lines 1, 2, and 3 have climbing rhyme in syllables 4, 3, and 2; 
•Lines 3, 4, and 5 have climbing rhyme in syllables 4, 3, and 2; 
•There should be a reference to the seasons.

2 thoughts on “Tumbling Springs (Ya-Du)

  1. Wow! Fantastic job, Lori. This is such a difficult poetry form to write and you make it look simple. I love “misty motes.” I’m incognito, but I know you will figure out who I am. You’re brilliant like that. Hint: There is something on my blog just for you 🙂


    1. LOL! That is quite the compliment coming from you! I will puruse your page and look for ideas soon and thanks for putting it back out there! PS: Another gravatar idea would be: Fullofachesandpains 🙂


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