“Let all that breathe partake”
by Marie Elena
The nation I call home seems to be in an uphill battle to
who disagree, politically. An underlying prattle rumbling
rattling as intensely as a slithering serpent that can’t help
its small mind, as it seeks to find petty points that straddle
and strangle your certainty: callously, maliciously, never-so-
© Marie Elena Good, 2021
*Title phrase from My Country ‘Tis of Thee
Poem within reads:
This was my first stab at a brand new poem form, created by Candace Kubinec (Rhymes with Bug). She titled the form Waltmarie, named for Buffalo poet Walter Wojtanik, and me. The honor of this is more thrilling than I can express!
The Waltmarie is a 10-line form of any subject. The even-numbered lines are 2 syllables, and must form their own poem when read separately. The odd-numbered lines are longer, with no syllable count restrictions. That’s it! This new form is loads of fun, but is also quite challenging.
Here is Candace’s new form, with her excellent examples: Waltmarie Poetic Form – rhymeswithbug. Check out other poems in her blog while you are there. She is a talented poet!
Also, Robert Lee Brewer, poetry editor of the Writer’s Digest, highlighted Candace’s new form for his Poetic Form Friday feature on February 12: Waltmarie: Poetic Forms – Writer’s Digest .
Such a thrill … so humbling … so thankful …