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Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 28 July 2018 – Lucky Dip!
For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Compound Word Verse. The topic is up to you!
You may be thinking to yourself, What on earth is a Compound Word Verse?
Luckily, Shadow Poetry has an explanation…
Compound Word Verse
The Compound Word Verse is a poetry form invented by Margaret R. Smith that consists of five 3-line stanzas, for a total of 15 lines. The last line of each stanza ends in a compound word and these compound words share a common stem word which is taken from the title. (In the example below the stem word is “snow” from the title “The Unexpected Snow”; the compound words related to the title are snowflakes, snowdrifts, snowstorms, etc.)
The Compound Word Verse has a set rhyme scheme and meter as follows:
Rhyme Scheme: a,a,b
Meter: 8, 8, 3
Example of Compound Word Verse
The Unexpected Snow
Tree limbs become old fashioned lace;
camillias wear the cold embrace
The early snow brings such delight,
though day turns quickly into night
capture roads, and pile at the door;
the bitter winds moan tales, the lore
Light dances from the gleaming grate
until at last the winds abate,
Pale dawn reveals a world of white
transformed by nature in the night,
Copyright © 2010 Margaret R. Smith
Source: Shadow Poetry Editors, http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/compound.html (accessed 28 July, 2018)
Good luck with your ‘Lucky Dip Compound Word Verse’ – 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.