Evening settles on the lake-
shimmers and glows,
against the sky.
When my poetry colleague, Margaret Simon, sent me her gorgeous sunset for my #EmbraceableSummer Gallery collection I challenged myself to write a zeno poem, a poetic format created by master poet, J. Patrick Lewis. This format is tricky because it not only follows a formula of a mathematical sequence of 8,4,2,1,4,2,1,4,2,1 syllables per line but also adds rhyming to each 1 syllable line. After creating many drafts, I felt perplexed and decided to step away from the process for a while. When I returned to writing, I was determined to complete the poem.
I would gladly accept any thoughts on this zeno that I finally wrote.
You can listen to the poem at Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/364842604.
I am sharing these Tuesday thoughts, my slice of life, with Two Writing Teachers.
The above photo and poem will grace the walls of my #Embraceable Summer Gallery collection found on Twitter. You can find other sunset photos and poetry from around the globe at: https://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2019/10/summers-enduring-beauty.html and