During one of the moments from our lake respite a few weeks ago, my husband and I sat on the shore, gazing at the glorious sunrise while also watching three men in a boat float peacefully in the far distance. A poem was stirring but hadn’t materialized, and then I came across the Oddquain poetry format. So, below are my thoughts from this blissful morning, penned in the syllabic format of Oddquain…
Oddquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of seventeen syllables distributed 1, 3, 5, 7, 1 in five lines.
cold air touches warm
water, steam rises, halo
the lake is calling
geese witness from shore, unseen
will it change?
floating on glass-like
surface, poles dangle with lures
tones ascents, bringing
possibilities with its
Lauren Scott ©
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