The Writer’s Digest Poetic Form Challenge (this time a treochair) is an opportunity for poets to try a form and for one (or more) of those poems to end up in Writer’s Digest magazine.
Here is the winning treochair:
Weekend at the Beach, by Lelawattee Manoo-Rahming
lacy curls of quiet coves,
frill the shallow blue-green sea.
silver bird and sailboat white -
a scene that cannot be faxed.
open combs and brood-filled cells,
marvel not, they're stinging pests.
when sunlight morphs into dusk,
slaps start: mosquito roulette.
No bird songs
underscore the new moon night
melodied by moaning gongs.
scritching of unseen creatures;
eyes dance open in sun beams.
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Congratulations, Lelawattee! I liked the balance between the beauty and relaxation of a weekend at the beach propped up against pests and troubled dreams. Plus, I really dug the first line of each stanza, including "filigrees," "parallax," and "paper nests."
Here’s my Top 10 list:
- Weekend at the Beach, by Lelawattee Manoo-Rahming
- "Mystic Moon," by Connie L. Peters
- Atonement Times, by William Preston
- Mythical Maiden, by Lisa L. Stead
- Without Hope, by Karen Wilson
- Book Addict, by Eric Overby
- Hush Hour, by Tracy Davidson
- Weatherwise, by Jane Shlensky
- morning melodrama, by Candace Kubinec
- Evening to Morning, by Tina Cockerill
Congratulations to everyone in the Top 10! And to everyone who wrote a treochair!