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Waltz Wave*
 

 

 

Sandra Martyres, IN

 

Monkeys and the Plums

 

Plums
dangle
from
the trees
temptingly
Monkeys
swing
peeping
furtively
at the terrain
below them
to make
sure
no one
shoos at them
while they
eat
juicy
plums

 

 

*The Waltz Wave form, named for Leo Waltz, the Web Manager of Sol Magazine, asks for a one-stanza titled poem, with nineteen lines; each line has a set number of syllables.

Pattern: 1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4, 3, 2, 1, 2, 3, 2, 1, 2, 1

Words may be split into syllables to fit the pattern. This form seems to educe a soothing cadence as the lines gently increase and decrease, so it is suggested that topic chosen for this form also be soothing.

~Sol Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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