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Inverted Limerick #2

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the full moon is blue
each month when there’s two
an anomaly wondrous and rare
my excitement collides with despair
when clouds block the view


Giving it another go.
A new form I call the Inverted Limerick:
Line 1 – 5-7 syllables
Line 2 – 5-7 syllables
Line 3 – 7-10 syllables
Line 4 – 7-10 syllables
Line 5 – 5-7 syllables
Rhyme pattern: A-a-bb-A (line one is repeated on the last line)

Blue Moon

pie-faced moon

blushed rouge, earth shadowed
and blue sometimes, oh so blue

chasing stars away
owning the night


A Cherita (a linked poetry form of one-, two-, and three-line stanzas. Cherita is the Malay word for “story” or “tale”. Read more about the Cherita HERE.) My friend Jane Dougherty gave this form a whirl today and I thought I’d give it a spin too.  Thanks Jane for introducing me to the Cherita! 🙂

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