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.

Stand (Free Verse)

when dirt and detritus mar your clean image
when storms rage and acid rain pits your pristine walls
when the weight of the world breaks through your surface

and allow the fullness of time to soften your edges
and allow your pilings to resist the forces of water
and allow the weight of weary travelers to rest on your back

so I can breach the chasm between Here and There
so I can peek over your side, safe from silent currents
so I can pretend we have conquered the natural elements

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Poem #2 for Voices of Poetry and Prose Photo Prompt Mondays. Can you guess what it is? Go check her photo out! Then go to my other blog and see my OTHER poem! LOL, I had time on my hands today at the orthodontists’ office…..