This quadrille is also a ruba’i, a form of Persian poetry, usually written as two couplets or a quatrain with a rhyme scheme of aaaa or aaba and thirteen syllables per line. Because of the 44-word limit of the quadrille I’ve slightly bent the rules for the ruba’i. You can find an earlier example of a ruba’i in One More Glance, a poem that also features in Between Heather and Grass.
Wishing you all a beautiful Tuesday,
with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx
Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.
Settings: f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100 and f/6.5 – 1/160 s – ISO 160.
When our eyes connect your spirit seems familiar from another time and I wonder where you are when the wind is strong and the waves start running wild while I look for you the seagulls reassure me you were made to swim.
Your light continues to shine in the winter storm when you reappear above the churning water we smile in recognition of understanding an ancient bond remembered, a connection beyond words.
In response to dVerse Poets Pub Form For All – The Choka
At dVerse, Gayle invites us to write a Choka. The Choka is an unrhymed poem alternating five and seven syllables that ends with an extra seven syllable line. You can use the 17 or 19 onji (syllable) style. It can be any number of lines that you choose.