Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 8 August 2020!
For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Tableau. The topic is up to you!
You may be thinking to yourself, What on earth is a Tableau?
Luckily, Shadow Poetry has an explanation…
The Tableau, a poetry form created by Emily Romano in October of 2008, consists of one or more verses, each having six lines. Each line should have five beats. There is no set rhyme scheme, although rhyme may be present. The title should contain the word tableau.
Since the dictionary states the word tableau means picture or representation, the poem should reflect this. A picture should come to mind as the poem is read.
Example of The Tableau
Sunlight cannot warm
The corpse of the bairn
Who drowned in the loch;
Stoic the father,
Silent the mother,
While a spinster weeps
Copyright © 2008 Emily Romano
Good luck with your ‘Lucky Dip Tableau’ – 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.