Fantastical Wordle 132 crossed with Octpowrimo 27

I m prone to making things difficult for myself:  combining the heteroclite collection of words in Brenda’s Wordle with a  rhyming form chosen from  today’s Octpowrimo prompt:  My iambs are hardly classic, but the poem can certainly be read as 4 stressed syllables to the line.

The Duo-rhyme, a poetic form created by Mary L. Ports, is a 10 or 12-line poem, with the first two and last two lines having the same rhyme scheme, and the center of the poem (lines #3 through #8 or #10) having their own separate monorhyme scheme, written in iambic tetrameter with a rhyme scheme: 10-line:a,a,b,b,b,b,b,b,a,a and 12-linea,a,b,b,b,b,b,b,b,b,a,a.   adapted from the definition at Shadow Poetry

wordle 132

In inky black of moonless night
waking dreams of immeasurable light

I bend my vision of this world of clay
erode the fear that the dark will stay,
in the knowledge that the day
will come at last to laugh and play
still safe and yet we yearn to stray,
gathering pebbles where they lay
bathed in sunshine, along the bay
skipping and splashing through the spray

as we glory in earthly sight,
awaiting time for heavenward flight.


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26 Responses to Fantastical Wordle 132 crossed with Octpowrimo 27

  1. Excellent for both, Viv!


  2. I am SO impressed!
    in the knowledge that the day
    will come at last to laugh and play
    ~ I love the positiveness in these lines! Wish we could know that everyday would be like this.


  3. Q says:

    LOVE IT.


  4. It makes perfect sense! Love the rhyming!!



  5. Once again, Viv, you amaze me with your command of forms. The rhythm was beautiful.

    The final two lines were the perfect ending. I am reminded that not only the earth is clay, but often our feet are the same… Amy


  6. Aishah says:

    this is amazing! A great read 🙂


  7. daphnepurpus says:

    Wow!! I so enjoy your work! Wonderfully done!


  8. cecilia says:

    Your work has always been so acute and biting clever.. and I feel that since you had your accident, your work has sharpened and deepened even more.. c


  9. 1sojournal says:

    There is nothing of the flummoxed here, Viv. This one dances, then runs and plays. Whew! Hats off to you, may you continue to shine…



  10. colonialist says:

    Impressive, and I know how hard it is to fit in strings of the same rhyming word – never mind having a Wordle thrown in to complicate matters as well!
    Just one thing I wondered about – isn’t there a tense change with ‘lay’ ?


  11. I read this through a few times and each time announced “breathtaking”.


  12. samanthafain says:

    Ooh, this is mesmerizing 🙂


  13. annell says:

    It’s funny it doesn’t always have to make sense…one will come along and make sense for us. I enjoyed reading this one.


  14. WabiSabi says:

    Your wisdom and gift of rhyme and meter amaze me! I can’t imagine pulling off anything so lyrical! 🙂


  15. a quick and singing mind at work (play?) makes rhymes dance here today 🙂 Thanks for the lovely poem born of ‘challenges’ crafted in art.


  16. Shah Wharton says:

    I hear you Viv… finding the rhyme is never difficult, it’s creating something with them that’s the hard bit, and you’ve done that here. I want to be running along that beach. 🙂


  17. Old Egg says:

    I found this piece quite beautiful and am amazed the words were so kind to you. (Or you were kind to them perhaps?)


  18. Irene says:

    What a lofty ending. And brave of you to take on a form.


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