Notes (A Cadralor for dVerse)

  1. She was a livewire
    with golden hair~
    who blushed from
    his quiet stare

  2. At times they sang
    off-key melodies
    bolded, sharp
    staccato notes

  3. He bought chocolate truffles
    at $2.00 apiece then
    he watched
    her savor each bite

  4. Faith and fear intermingled
    their fingers clasped
    miraculous birth

  5. He plays for her unravelling memories
    from shuttered clouds
    and rising winds
    he gathers song

Written for dVerse, the virtual pub for poets around the globe. Today Bjorn asks us to write a Cadralor. This is a relatively new poetry form. It is comprised of five unrelated, highly-visual stanzas. Each stanza must stand alone as a poem. Stanzas should be fewer than ten lines and usually each stanza has the same number of lines. Imagery is crucial โ€“ each stanza should be like a scene or a photograph. The fifth stanza is the crucible and should answer the question โ€œFor what do you yearn?โ€

Published by Tricia Sankey

Plays with words in her free time.

38 thoughts on “Notes (A Cadralor for dVerse)

  1. This is breathtakingly beautiful, Tricia! I love how even though each stanza stands on its own, there is a clear progression from one to the other ๐Ÿ˜€ this stood out in particular; “At times they sang off-key melodies bolded, sharp
    staccato notes.” You rocked the prompt! ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’

  2. Fine work indeed. It gives me courage to maybe try the form . I thought perhaps you couldn’t improve on this, then I saw he photo and….WHAMMO excellence enhanced. Thank you.

  3. Tricia,
    I love the way each of the stanzas progressively playing off each other like a contrapuntal melody revealing a lifetime of love, especially the โ€œfaith and fearโ€ stanza. Great use of the form.

  4. I love each stanza like a story of their journey. The passion and connection between the two characters are evident. I felt sadness with the last stanza as he plays and gathers a song.

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