Along with highly talented writer yet very modest @wordsadrifting we have written this poem following Tapestry Poetry form of collaborative poetry developed by Avril Meallem in Israel and Shernaz Wadia in India. I choose the title and sent my 9 lines to and @wordsadrifting with her creativity and magical words weaved these lines into this beautiful poem. Apart from her beautiful verses she wrote, weaving the lines, formatting, background selection, credit rightfully goes to @wordsadrifting
Dizain Poems The dizain gets us back in the French form domain. This particular form was a favorite of 15th and 16th century French poets, but it has also been employed in English by the likes of Philip Sidney and John Keats.
An Ae Freislighe (ay fresh-lee) is an Irish syllabic stanza form. Since this is our first Celtic form here, it is worth noting that almost all the Irish or Welsh forms are complex patterns of rhyme, alliteration and consonance. To get them into English, adjustments have been made - lest any poetry purist pop up and angstify about that...
This one is a quatrain (four line) stanza of 7-syllable lines. Lines 1 and 3 rhyme in triple rhymes. Lines 2 and 4 rhyme in double rhymes. The poem (not the stanza) should end with the same first syllable/ word or line that it began with.
Diagrammed, it would look like this:
1. x x x x (xxa) 2. x x x x x (xb) 3. x x x x (xxa) 4. x x x x x (xb)
CATACLYSM by Carolyn Glackin In a cataclysm of desire We were bound by eternal fire Temptation fanned the flames Driving passions ever higher In an inferno of intoxication Love was our true salvation Though once lost, and wandering 'round Through love, we two were found In a zephyrous, stormy din Our love story did begin We are one with the wind And the rain, and the fire Burning bright, in a cataclysm of desire. Copyright Carolyn Glackin 7/18/2019.
Alright my fabulously fiery party people, read carefully, 'cause I came up with a real scorcher for us this time! I mean it's gettin' muy caliente in here! Ay, ay, ay!! In fact, one of y'all might want to call the fire department! Not so much because I'm anticipating a fire, but because it's Friday, and I hear some of those guys are pretty cute! Time to put your tax dollars to work, na? Just thought I'd help the single folks out with their weekend plans.
Alright, enough of my gratuitous banter, let's get down to businesses!
WHAT TO DO: Write a poem or short piece that incorporates one or more of the following themes, as well as one or more of the word prompts listed below. MAKE SURE that your piece is brimming with emotion! It should leave the reader burnin' up and in a tizzy! Your piece can be in the image area OR in the caption area, but PLEASE DO NOT submit an entry that has a separate piece in both. I'm a busy lady with a low attention span, alright people? Plus, I got things to do and dentists to see. Ouch!
THEMES: Passion, lust, envy, rage, or any combination of the four. Must choose at least one.
WORD PROMPTS: Choose one or more. Fire Fiery Inferno Blaze Blazing Burning Flame Flaming Smoking (not in reference to cigarettes) Smoldering Sizzling Scorching
*PLEASE MAKE SURE TO MENTION YOUR CHOSEN THEME(S) and WORD PROMPT(S) IN YOUR CAPTION AREA.*
DEAL BREAKERS: ❌❌❌ Avoid the following... ▪Plagiarism. ❌ ▪Obscene or foul words or images. ❌ ▪More than one entry. ❌ ▪Not following the posted rules. ❌ ▪Submitting to a closed challenge. ❌ ▪Overly suggestive/explicit poems. ❌
DURATION: This challenge ends 24 hours from the time of posting, or when it says '1d' in the upper right hand corner of this post. That's 3:45 am Saturday morning for those of you near me in the southeastern U.S. (EST). The rest of y'all are gonna have to do some math.
MANDATORY HASHTAG: Please use #cees_inferno in your caption area for this challenge only.
Alright. I think that covers it finally. Time for me to go get that ice water I mentioned. Happy writing! ✍