Whishing, or: Wishing

My 1st Wayra

sipping cold coffee
rubbing hand over cool scalp
sparse bristles whishing softly
my thick hair migrated
southwards one crisp, chilly season

d’Verse poetry prompt: The Wayra

At d’Verse, poets were invited to try their hands at writing wayras.

The Wayra (Quechua – wind) is a popular verse form of Peru and Bolivia. It appears it originated in an indigenous Quechua language but has found its way into Spanish literature. It is a short syllabic verse.

The elements of the Wayra are:

  1. a pentastich, a poem in 5 lines;
  2. syllabic, 5-7-7-6-8;
  3. unrhymed

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

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