May 19, 2011

Clay

Form prompt from Poetic Bloomings: Alouette
An Alouette poem has at least two six-line stanzas, with a set meter (5,5,7,5,5,7) and set rhyme scheme (a,a,b,c,c,b).

A cold lump of clay
smeared in disarray,
wet sludge waiting to be shaped;
nothing on my own,
no bright precious stone-
just unrefined, coarse, unshaped-

until my master
drapes the wet plaster
upon his pottery wheel;
then I am molded,
fashioned and folded,
shaped according to his will.

1 comment:

  1. A beautiful creation, too... love the second stanza.

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