Poetic Form Challenge

Sean Michael
Aug 9 · 2 min read
Image by andreas160578 from Pixabay

Good day to all you wonderful writers out there! Are you up for a poetic form challenge? I have decided to do a monthly challenge for any and all to join in on. What better way to build some camaraderie and have a little fun with our words?

For August I decided to go with the poetic form of Rubaiyat. One of my favorite poets Robert Frost mastered this form in my eyes. Most famously with his poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. A link explaining the format and how to successfully write this is as follows: Rubaiyat Form

Omar Khayyam is credited with creating this form which was then translated by Edward FitzGerald. Edward’s adaptation became a classic piece of English literature.

Please tag your friends and join along in celebrating this wonderful poet of our past. Celebrate through sharing his form with your own version of poetic words. Thank you in advance to all my friends out there! Thank you especially to the many contributors of PoetryPlace. You are all such a wonderful inspiration to the masses! I would love to see what Samantha Lazar H. R. Parker Jessica Niziolek Anisesh Shringi Kumari Harper Thorpe Elizabeth Keyes Leah J.🕊 can come with for this challenge. Thanks in advance for those who choose to participate! Please tag Rubaiyat in your piece and have fun with it! Until the pen dries…I bid you adieu!

LONELY OCEAN

Photo by Athena Kavis on Unsplash

Waves of current, crashing sea
The caps pearl white, look back at me.
Aghast at how, my life has aged
Youth now lost, when oceans agree

Toes beneath, the warming sand
The wind plus scent, now holding hands.
Back then forth, the tide reminds
Of peaks with valleys, world demands

Shadow of, my former self
As if the sea, could part itself
Thus the ships, off in the distance
Soon will come, like books to shelf

Where is my place? Upon the day
Will they remember? Locked away
For if I kneel, upon you mercy
Will you shield, our lonely ways

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Sean Michael

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Poet- Father- Author “The Gift Of Life” Follow me closely, I speak of a time, where knowledge was wonder, love was in eye

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