in the form of an ‘Atom poem’
we say whom you marry that's crucial for us so she was told daily it was weighty guilt royal lineage proud crown much too heavy but he a common bloke he her beloved swain he not allowed to her so she forsook it all
- Three line stanzas;
- Count letters: 5-7-5;
- No punctuation or capitalization like haiku.
d’Verse Quadrille #141:
‘Heady is the Poem That Wears the Crown’
The above Atom poem is my take on d’Verse’s Quadrille challenge #141.
The Quadrille is simply a poem of 44 words (excluding the title), and it can take any form. This week’s challenge was to use the word “crown” in a Quadrille.
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)
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74 thoughts on “Rise, or: Fall”
Hope her decision paid in the long run. This is always a gamble. 🙂
I hope so too… maybe you should turn it into a short story, Terveen 😉
Thank you, David. I’ve made a note of this. 🙂
True love must win. Nice poem.
❤ thanks, Indira ❤
Ah….reminds me of the Japanese princess who recently gave up her lineage to marry a commoner. Love wins in these cases….but so many hurt in the process. The crown weighs heavy indeed.
❤ Lillian ❤ – yep! Some other people also made that connection!
Always go for love… you never lose! Great poem!
❤ Thanks, Dana! ❤
In the end, love always wins.
Linda, that’s my hope 🙂
True love does rule in the heart. Love this David!
❤ Carrie ❤ – I totally agree!