Your Body is my Muse (double mirror oddquain)

Your Body is my Muse

I
Trace every silhouette there is
My hands move slowly
As I grasped
You

My
Lips met yours my dear
It’s where eternity and
Forever
Meets

We
Collide while our body moves
Slowly as we catch
Our breath to
Hold

That
One moment of love
Binds our hearts for forever
Hold me for
Once.

 

10-line Poem Challenge #22: Mirror Oddquain

Last week we studied the Mirror Cinquain. So based upon what you know about the cinquain, and about mirrors, what do you suppose a Mirror Oddquain looks like?

You may remember that a Cinquain has a syllabic count of 2-4-6-8-2. Well, an Oddquainhas a similar structure, only there is an odd number of syllables on each line. Thus, the Oddquain is formed with 1-3-5-7-1 syllables. You may thank Glenda L. Hand for this form.

The Oddquain may have several variations.

Oddquain Sequence — a poem made up of 2 or more Oddquain stanzasCrown Oddquain — a 5-stanza Oddquain sequenceReverse Oddquain — a 5-line poem with line lengths of 1-7-5-3-1 syllablesMirror Oddquain — a 2-stanza Oddquain sequence, where the second is reversedOddquain Butterfly — a “Merged Mirror Oddquain,” where the two stanzas of the Mirror Oddquain are merged together and one of the middle 1-syllable lines is dropped, forming a 9-line poem. It looks best when centered on the page.

All of these are listed here for your reference, but today we will look in depth at the only variation that falls into the category of a decastich, and that is the Mirror Oddquain.

In summary, the Mirror Oddquain is

• A decastich (10-line poem) written in two stanzas.
• Syllabic count: 1-3-5-7-1, 1-7-5-3-1
• It should express a complete thought and may be on any theme and express any mood.
• Rhyme is optional

It’s Your Turn!

Now it’s time for you to write a Mirror Oddquain. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

Choose a topic. It can be anything. If you’re struggling for an idea, you might consider the Daily Prompts from The Daily PostDON’T worry about rhyme, as it’s not necessary here.DO keep a handle on the syllable count for each line.Try to avoid filler words. Instead, use a thesaurus to find precise words that give you the right syllable count for each line.Feel free to make the words of the poem reflect themselves, if you so desire.And of course, when you are finished, share your poem with the rest of us.

Don’t know how? Follow these simple steps…

Write your blog post.Include the tag Decastich Challenge or 10LPCInclude a pingback/link to this post in your post so I can find you.Publish your post.

36 Comments

  1. Nandita says:

    Whoa whoa whoa. I’m wolf whistling here! Damn girl, now who’s putting WP on 🔥!!!

    ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Lol…hush..hush…..😀

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    2. michnavs says:

      P.S. actually you inspired me to write this…lol

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      1. Nandita says:

        Oh wow! I’m flattered 😍

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  2. oglach says:

    I’m not at all familiar with the form but it lends itself beautifully to the subject matter and the sensual imagery. Great job.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Og…happy you like it..

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  3. yassy says:

    Awesome , Michy! That sizzles.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Lol..thanks Yassy…😊

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  4. rishhu says:

    Your posts are really really informative. I have to convey my thanks for taking the pain to type everything!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Rishnu..

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      1. rishhu says:

        Welcome!

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  5. calmkate says:

    it is indeed sensual and beautiful, great form!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Kate…a way farther than my usual poetry…just to break the monotony..lol..

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      1. calmkate says:

        lol made me smile and I bet you did too … it’s ok to have some respite!

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      2. michnavs says:

        Yes i did too Kate..😊beautiful sunny morning here..

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      3. calmkate says:

        and here, going to a refugee meeting today … it’s an issue close to my heart and a good way to meet locals 🙂

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      4. michnavs says:

        That’s great…they are blessed to have you around..

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      5. calmkate says:

        lol you obviously don’t know me very well [wink]

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      6. michnavs says:

        😎😎😎

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  6. Singledust says:

    very sensual and and you nailed the form. i am always inspired by your lovely poetry Mich. to have that connection is beyond pleasure, its when two souls collide and find peace from each others skin.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Gina..i am really glad you like it..☺☺☺

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  7. markmkane says:

    Learn something new everyday. I am going to have to try that out and add that to my writing repertoire. Thanks for sharing this and expanding a fellow writer’s world on new ways of expressing themselves.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Your welcome and try it..its fun…☺☺

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  8. Miriam says:

    So very sensual and beautiful Mich. Loved it.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Miriam..

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  9. Osyth says:

    Stunning, steamy and sensual … I love this! ❤️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh thanks Osyth..

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  10. rosemawrites says:

    oh my goodness! how your words flow amid these limits! amazing work

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    1. michnavs says:

      ☺☺☺☺so nice of you …

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  11. lindaluna583 says:

    This is exciting! It seems to have a sad ending, though. A sense of longing for the partner to give as much as they receive. If that is what you mean, then I certain understand the longing.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Linda ..yes indeed it is what is meant with the sad ending..

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  12. I almost missed this beautiful poem, Mich…I hope this small note finds you and yours well…my heart is still racing after reading your romantic verse!

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  13. Dead Donovan says:

    Absolutely breathtaking words! I miss you, Mich. xo

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