I say ‘cattail’–you say ‘bulrush’

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Proud wetland flags rise
Brown fur cattails
sway with grace
slender
marsh
blades too
breeze rustles
frog chorus hums
bulrush kingdom songs.

In response to Jane Dougherty Poetry Challenge #20: ‘Hourglass poetry’.  Hourglass is an original form designed by Jane Dougherty with syllable count: 5-4-3-2-1-2-3-4-5.

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October 2015, Lemoine Point Conservation Area, Ontario, Canada

 

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14 thoughts on “I say ‘cattail’–you say ‘bulrush’

      1. Hmm…I imagined the sway from side to side…there you are! Have you studied poetry? I have never seen all these forms before but am thoroughly enjoying learning about them and seeing them ‘in action’.

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      2. I like your connection of the grasses swaying to the shape of the form– I see it now 🙂 I haven’t studied poetry — the different forms come from Jane Dougherty’s Poetry Challenge ( link in the post). In fact she invented the hourglass form used for the cattail poem. The other poetry challenge that I have participated in recently is hosted by The Secretkeeper and she provides a list of suggested forms with syllable counts. I never expected to be doing this when I started blogging last summer!

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