You might think I’d rage in my grief,
and cry till I shook like a leaf.
Although it won’t show,
and no one may know,
today, all I feel is relief.
Prompt #8 of the April 2014 Writer’s Digest Poem-A-Day Challenge
Today is a Tuesday, so two prompts:
- Write a violent poem. Could be person on person violence, person on animal, animal on animal, nature on person/animal/nature, and so on (insects, erosion, cosmos, etc.).
- Write a peaceful poem. I suppose this might be the opposite of a violent poem. But perhaps not.
The poetic form is limerick:
Typically, the first two lines rhyme with each other, the third and fourth rhyme together, and the fifth line either repeats the first line or rhymes with it. The limerick’s anapestic rhythm is created by an accentual pattern that contains many sets of double weakly-stressed syllables. The pattern can be illustrated with dashes denoting weak syllables, and back-slashes for stresses:
1) – / – – / – – /
2) – / – – / – – /
3) – / – – /
4) – / – – /
5) – / – – / – – /
Link to the prompt: