Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 5 May 2018 – Lucky Dip!
For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Clarity Pyramid. The topic is up to you!
You may be thinking to yourself, What on earth is a Clarity Pyramid?
Luckily, Shadow Poetry has an explanation…
The Clarity Pyramid is a poetry form designed and constructed by Jerry P. Quinn.
A Clarity Pyramid is a poem consisting of two triplets and a single line (7 lines in all). Usually, this poem is center aligned when displayed.
The first triplet has 1, 2, and 3 syllables. The title of the poem is the one-syllable word of the first triplet, which is displayed in all capital letters. This line is followed by a two-syllable line, and then a three-syllable line, both of which clarify the definition of the poem, or are synonyms for the title.
The second triplet has 5, 6, and 7 syllables. Its design is based around a life event contained within the triplet which helps give a poetic view or outlook on the first line (title).
The last line is 8 syllables, and is in quotations as this line contains a quote that defines the first word (title).
Example of Clarity Pyramid
bees seek fresh nectar
explore today’s bouquets
return pregnant with pollen
"envision tomorrows’ honey"
Copyright © 2002 Jerry P. Quinn
Source: Shadow Poetry Editors, http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/pyramid.html (accessed 5 May, 2018)
Good luck with your ‘Lucky Dip Clarity Pyramid’ – I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Don’t forget to tag ‘Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’, ‘Saturday Mix’, and hashtag #LuckyDip.
As always, make sure you link your fabulous creation to the helpful Mister Linky.