My 2nd Crystalline
Tapping syllables out on keyboard, Fingers tire and cannot straighten.
What’s a Crystalline?
- A complete couplet. Either standing alone or written in any number of couplets;
- Syllabic, 17 syllables;
- Regular: 8/9 or 9/8 syllables per line;
- Irregular: broken where appropriate, other than the 8-9/9-8 regular form;
- Written with English grammatical rules of syntax, caps and punctuation;
- At the poet’s discretion, written with poetic devices (rhyme, onomatopoeia, metaphor…);
- Composed with a “cut” or pivot, most often between L1 and L2.
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18 thoughts on “Pause, or: Paws”
My eyes tire faster. Maybe I need glasses now. 😦
yeah – I feel you. I remember when my Dad started having to wear reading glasses… he was rather annoyed in a humorous way.
while i like it.. isn’t the first one 10 syllables?
tap-ping syl-la-bles out on key-board (9)
fin-gers tire and can-not straight-en (8)
aha… got it!!!
That’s my little Pyshka, helping me write.
yeah? does the cat help with your cooking too, Dolly? 😉
Not this one, but Barmalei usually supervises cooking. Pyshka only tries to pilfer salad greens or fresh herbs. She thinks she is vegan.
Cats do like keyboards. I’m not so sure about counting syllables. (K)
crystal clear! keep tapping them out David (and happy Hanukkah)
you too, Laura! Thanks 🙂
And I type syllables in this message with fingers so bent, I might be mistaken for a patient of CTS 😉
🤌😉 Veera 🤌😉
“Written with English grammatical rules of syntax, caps and punctuation”
That excited me ! LOL.
Same goes for American Sentences, FWIW.
Nice one. 💕
💘 Misky 💘