Ronovan Writes poetry challenges: Décima : Gift. Haiku : Foolish.
THE QUICK DESCRIPTION OF HOW TO WRITE A DÉCIMA:
- There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme.
- 8 syllables per line.
- There is a SET RHYMING PATTERN we must stick to. ABBAACCDDC OR two stanzas of ABBA/ACCDDC.
Décima (8 syllables, 10 lines, rhyme pattern: abbaaccddc)
Today’s Décima challenge is the word GIFT. This word must be one of the B line words. Then the other B line(s) word(s) must rhyme with GIFT.
This week’s haiku word is: Foolish
For instructions about how to write a decima, or a Haiku, go to the Ronovan Writes blog site.
Beauty is first a fleshly thing,
our youth is but a fleeting gift,
and many times creates a rift
a soul has trouble distancing.
The flesh refuses listening
when our thoughts tell us, “It is time
to go within, you’ve passed your prime,
the flesh preserved is not your goal,
you must begin to feed the soul,
and then you will you become sublime.”
Foolish is the one
wanting without giving thanks
for his gift of life.