It’s Day One of National Poetry Writing Month and . . .
Orange, black, red, green—
Sweet, waxy, non-vegan, non-toxic joy.
Today, I chose a short and sweet style of poetry from https://www.youngwriters.co.uk/types-tetractys:
A tetractys consists of 5 lines, each line has a set number of syllables see below:
Line 1 – 1 syllable
Line 2 – 2 syllables
Line 3 – 3 syllables
Line 4 – 4 syllables
Line 5 – 10 syllables
From the NaPoWriMo.net site:
And last but not least, here is our (optional, as always) prompt for the day. It’s based off of Lauren Russell’s collaborative poetry exercise. Today, we challenge you to write a poem that is based on a secret shame, or a secret pleasure. It could be eating too many cookies, or bad movies, or the time you told your sister she could totally brush her teeth with soap. It’s up to you. Happy writing!