October 13-31 Poem #1

I hearsay, hearsay’s not proof for true seekers of truth.


For October I will explore the monostich, described as ‘a startling fragment that has its own integrity’. As its name implies it is a single lined poem which may or may not include a title which, due to the brevity off the form, plays a key role in the message of the poem. It can be a proverb (a short pithy saying in general use, stating a general truth or piece of advice), an aphorism (a pithy observation that contains a general truth), an enigma (a person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand), a fragment (an isolated or incomplete part of something), or an image (a mental representation or idea). To make it interesting, I’m going to challenge myself to limit each day’s monostitch to 13 syllables (in honor of this “spooky” month) with an internal rhyme, if I can swing it, though I may not hold myself to it each day!!! 😳 Too scary! At the end of the month, I’ll link them all into one grand poem 13 syllables 31 lines…a palindrome oeuvre…I made that up of course. But as I was crafting this challenge I realized how magical my random challenge elements worked out to be. There is perfection in synchronicity, brevity, alchemy, and simplicity.

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