I leaned about rictameter from Linda Wolff at Urban Poetry: https://urbanpoetry2017.com/2017/03/20/poetry-venture-into-the-wild/
This type of poetry uses 9 lines and a syllable count of: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 with the first line repeating itself in the last line. Here’s what came to me:
Love that won’t quit.
Gaze into ancient eyes.
Let wisdom and peace fill you well
Flowing to every cell and every thought
Until you love yourself so much
Joy dances in the wind
of your exhale.
I took the photo which reminds me of God’s hand holding bright light. There’s also a wing peeking out below the thumb, so who knows what that big hand is holding.
March 30, 2017 at 1:10 pm
This is awesome, JoAnna! Really nice. I love how you direct the love inward. So important to learn to live ourselves. Kudos!!
March 30, 2017 at 2:21 pm
Thanks, Deb. Your feedback means a lot to me, especially since I don’t write much poetry. I really enjoyed working on this. And loving ourselves is a life long love story. 🙂
March 30, 2017 at 2:06 pm
Brilliantly done.. I have to confess.. I never think about this type of putting poetry together.. So long as mine has a story, and rhythms at the end… lol.. I am happy..
Loved your creation.. You not only fitted the rictameter. But you told a story, and I am breathing deeper for it..
Thank you.. ❤ xxx
March 30, 2017 at 2:25 pm
Thanks, Sue! I love your poetry. This was an experiment as I haven’t written much poetry, but I liked working on it. Having a little bit of structure was fun. I’m not into those real complicated structures though. And it helps to remind me to breathe deeply. ❤
March 30, 2017 at 2:26 pm
Loved it and it flowed so very well JoAnna.. and I am not into structured poetry either.. I just usually break them into four lines and they can go on until I think they have ended. ❤ LOL
March 30, 2017 at 2:32 pm
Works for me!
March 30, 2017 at 2:08 pm
There I go again, putting my reply in the wrong spot.
March 31, 2017 at 7:45 am
It is stunning, words and art!! Just what I needed 😊
Have a beautiful weekend dear friend 💛
March 31, 2017 at 12:05 pm
I’m happy it worked so well for you! You have a lovely weekend, too! 🙂 ❤