Spring Paints

I learned of a poetry form, the Rictameter, through Linda J Wolff, the author of https://urbanpoetry2017.com/.  Below is an additional link for the form, with specific instructions regarding lines and syllables.


Spring paints

With winter’s rain

Water color pastels

Cherry blossom’s pink mini-lights

Will flourish, then fall pale like different snow

Seasonal patterns ebb, fast flow

Heart’s canvas ripples, drips

Hold brush steady

Spring paints

© R L Cadillac, 2017 ~ All rights reserved.



Rictameter is a scheme similar to Cinquain. Starting your first line with a two syllable word, you then consecutively increase the number of syllables per line by two. i.e. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 Then down again, 8, 6, 4, 2 Making the final line the same two syllable word you began with.


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