A Wayra for dVerse Poets

dVerse Poets: Wayra Form

Ten Minutes After Dinner (draft version 1)

He is in a sleep
of see-saw, he breathes softly,
a rise and fall of his chest.
A light rumbling comes
from his throat. I turn off the moon.

Turn Off the Light (draft version 2)

He is in a sleep 
of see-saw, he breathes softly, 
a rise and fall of his chest. 
Light shaves across his face,
I quietly turn off the moon.

Written for dVerse Poets. Poetry form: Wayra. The elements of the Wayra are: 1. a pentastich, a poem in 5 lines, 2. syllabic, 5-7-7-6-8, 3. unrhymed, 4. also include onomatopoei. © Misky 2021, shared with #apoemaday on Twitter

15 responses to “A Wayra for dVerse Poets”

  1. Happy to be introduced to this form. Yours is marvelous. I tried one, too. Thanks for sharing, Misky.

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    1. Thank you! I like short forms, although I seem to be writing them lately. 😂

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  2. Flows so well, and one can hear it all….

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  3. Gorgeous, gorgeous work done, Misky! I especially love; “A light rumbling comes from his throat. I turn off the moon.”💝💝

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  4. Yes. Lovely. That last line is magic. I like both versions.

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  5. I love both versions with a different take on the light and moon. There is gentle rhythm in your lines.

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  6. Both are beautiful ….. turning off the moon is an amazing turn of phrase.

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  7. I love both version, Misky. “Turn off the moon”: I don’t think I’ve heard a more evocative phrase for the end of the day, the end of romance but not the end of tenderness.
    pax,
    dora

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    1. Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed reading them.

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      1. You’re most welcome. 🙂

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  8. The sense of turning off the moon is a so visceral.

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  9. Interesting poem!

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