bleed the planet
for ancient wisdom,
orbs, and discern volition
in the faces of strangers, but
the orchids and jades needed water
and the children were hungry for breakfast.
At Imaginary Garden for Read Toads, Hedgewitch of Verse Escape introduced a form called The Etheree: an unrhymed, syllable-counting form with 10 lines. Each line has the same syllabic count as its place in the form. For example: line one has one syllable, line two has two syllables, line ten has ten syllables… you get the picture.
I’m also linking this odd little poem to Dverse poetspub where the wonderful Karin Gustafson of Manicddaily has us contemplating water.