Acquisition ~ rubaiyat

 

Acquisition

I hold aloft what holds me down,
My sense of self, as yet unsound.
No sense of where my mind should be,
My troubles named, within me found.

And yet this weight that’s placed on me
Need not be what the world should see.
Acknowledging that I’m not bound
May offer possibilities.

All month, I held off from attempting to write a rubaiyat, finding no interest in the form. I guess I just needed something to write about. I found that in Kerfe Roig’s Inquisition. I left this as a comment, and I’m just under the wire for Frank Hubeny’s month-long prompt at dVerse, Poetry Forms: Rubaiyat.  This is written in iambic tetrameter, with a rhyme scheme of AABA BBAB.

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22 thoughts on “Acquisition ~ rubaiyat

    • Thank you, Jane. Per our earlier conversation, I really need to be in the mood to write form. I’ve been working on something (beside haiku), off and on, that pulls me away from thinking in meter, and I need motivation to get back to form. I found it, this time.

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