South of Ukraine, or: Not by Russia

My 1st Sparrowlet

South of Ukraine... not by Russia...
Stuck in Moldova... Gosh, such a
frustrating and unforeseen pain
that my wife is there and thus - a
traveler stranded with no plane...
Not by Russia... South of Ukraine...

d’Verse prompt: The Sparrowlet

At d’Verse, poets were prompted to try their hands at constructing sparrowlets:

  • meter: iambic tetrameter;
  • a sestet โ€“ a poem with 6 lines;
  • the first ยฝ and the second ยฝ of line 1 make up a refrain, which is switched in the final line;
  • rhyme scheme:
    • xxxxxxxb
    • xxxxxxxa
    • xxxxxxxb
    • xxxxxxxa

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!

117 thoughts on “South of Ukraine, or: Not by Russia”

  1. Wonderful depiction of a worrying situation David! Thinking of you and your family along with everyone else affected by this awful turn of events! ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™

  2. Great form and a fun one to unravel – but this topic is concerning! I do hope your wife is able to get home safely and quickly – for everyone’s sake!

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