Wishful Thinking (Ya-Du)

Can time unwind?

In my mind‘s eye

a kinder fate

two soul mates meld;

a state yearned for….yet withheld….

≈  ♣  ≈

It is common to feel that one has “missed the boat” by “settling” down early with someone who, later on, doesnt “Feel” like a soul mate.

The Ya-Du is a very difficult poetic form.  This is an easy representation of the syllabic count and required rhyme.  See if I did it correctly!

O. O. O. a.

O. O. a. O

O. a. O. b

O. O. b. c.

O. b. O. O. O. O. O. O. c. [but can have 5, 7, 9 or 11]

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.

Seize The Day (Ya-Du)

 Let go, I say,

for today is

a play that steers

your heart.  Hear it?

Dont fear the hour, seize this day….commit!

The Ya-Du is a very difficult poetic form.  Greg, from Memoirsofadragon, used this wonderful guide to help him build his poem and I am stealing it!  It shows exactly what needs to rhyme on what syllable.

This is dedicated to all you patient procrastinators!

O. O. O. a.

O. O. a. O

O. a. O. b

O. O. b. c.

O. b. O. O. O. O. O. O. c. [but can have 5, 7, 9 or 11]

 

Beguiled (Ya-Du)

 

Forswear this day;

fly away with

me! Playful smiles

will beguile time….

fertile moments most sublime…..

 

The Ya-Du is my nemesis; therefore I must attempt it again and again to master this very difficult poetry form!  How to say something meaningful with so many restrictive rules is good for me!  Below is the form written out in syllables, thanks to Memoirsofadragon.

O. O. O. a.

O. O. a. O

O. a. O. b

O. O. b. c.

O. b. O. O. O. O. O. O. c. [but can have 5, 7, 9 or 11]

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