Short Form Poetry Workshop: Arkquain String -Sunshine Arkquain

Tonight’s Short Form Poetry Workshop exposed us to the Arkquain String form.  So, what exactly is that and how does it work, right?

It was invented by Madison Shaw, aka Arkbear on Allpoetry.

12 lines with ( 1 ) break between
each stanza, a total of ( 2 ) breaks,
and a total of ( 3 ) stanzas.
The two ( 7 ) syllable lines, must use *end* Rhyme.
Syllable count is:
1-2-3-4
break
5-7-7-5
break
4-3-2-1

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Lately, I have been reteaching myself a bunch of songs that I had long forgotten.  Like riding a bike,  it’s something that sort of falls right back into place.  Among the songs I’ve been playing at is Sunshine of Your Love by Jack Bruce really but a classic Cream song, right?

 

Sunshine Arkquain
by Michael Romani

Stars
Falling
Are calling
Waiting so long

Notes on a blues scale
Blinding in blues progression
Childlike in retrogression
The guitar’s slow wail

Disreali Gears
Blues In D
Rocks my
Soul

(c) November 20, 2018 Michael Romani
All Rights Reserved

Hotlanta Blues -Life Lived One Kiss At A Time

 

 

 

 

About alohapromisesforever

Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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