Mindful Poetry is not like most poetry groups on Gather. One of the reasons is because we are truly invested in one another's poetic growth. Last year we celebrated our 2nd anniversary in September with a contest to create poetic forms. Many members gave the five submitted forms a try and some feedback on the form itself.
So far in this Contest we've been challenged with two of those exclusive forms: Spiral by Marilyn is looking for whatever there is N. and Conversant by Robert-just a simple man-B. Today we will take on P3-57 by Priya.
And again, because it's confusing in my column where P3-57 was first introduced as I talked about two different forms, I'll teach you the parameters of this form right here.
- A minimum of two stanzas
- Each stanza contains nine lines
- Line 2 rhymes with 3
- Line 6 rhymes with 7
- No other rhymes
- Syllable count is as follows:
If you are new to this group or contest, go here to learn more and then come back to participate in today's challenge.
Follow these rules:
- Today's prompt: numbers
- Publish so that the date stamped is April 17th with only one stamp-date
- Tag with MP2012
- Publish to Mindful Poetry (and other groups as you wish)
Read today's submissions by others and comment. Here's the link.
Yesterday we received 18 limerick submissions to the Mindful Poetry Contest. Here is the Poem-of-the-Day.
Good luck! Have fun! Read and comment on other contestants here.
Please remember to recommend this post. We all benefit from more readers and more writers. Yesterday we gained two new members and one even submitted a limerick!
Also, I asked Priya how the name to this form evolved. She said, One of my favorite drinks is a B-57. This is a P(for priya) 3-57. 3 lines, then 5, then 7, then 5, then 3, then 5, then 7, then 5, then three. 9 lines of 3, 5, 7 [syllables].