Lucky Dip – Saturday Mix, 18 June 2022

Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 18 June 2022!

For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a 7/5 Trochee. The topic is up to you!

You may be thinking to yourself, What on earth is 7/5 Trochee?

Luckily, Shadow Poetry has an explanation…

7/5 Trochee

The 7/5 Trochee, created by Andrea Dietrich, of 2 or more quatrain stanzas with the following set rules:

Meter: 7/5/7/5
Rhyme Scheme: a/b/c/b or a/b/a/b

The meter is trochee, which means alternating stressed and unstressed beats in each line, with each line beginning and ending in a stressed syllable. This is a simple lyrical type little poem, so rhymes will be basic, nothing fancy. The poem itself should give a description of something of interest to the poet. There is not a set number of these quatrain type stanzas, but a typical 7/5 Trochee would consist of two quatrains, with the second stanza serving to tie up the idea presented in the first stanza.


Honey Bun
(The 7/5 Trochee with Rhyme Scheme a/b/a/b)

How I love my honey bun,
soft and buttery,
warm and swirled with cinnamon,
frosted heavily. . .

You can bake one up for me.
You could bake a ton!
Then I’d call you happily
my sweet honey bun!

Copyright © 2009 Andrea Dietrich

Good luck with your ‘Lucky Dip 7/5 Trochee’ – 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.


    • Good luck with your attempt ~

      (SW…) I’ve been having trouble with my comments for weeks – Maybe they are ending up in spam? I did put my verse in the linky though.
      Cheers, Jules


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