Stacey Joy challenged our writing group to write monotetra poems today at the Open Write at Ethical ELA, which you can visit here: http://www.ethicalela.com/monotetr/
She writes, “The monotetra is a poetic form developed by Michael Walker consisting of mono-rhymed quatrains with a refrain. It can be only one quatrain or as many as you choose to write. Each line consists of 8 syllables.”
I look forward to hosting the next two days at Open Write, where we will explore variations of Golden Shovel and Paint Chip poems.
listening takes more than clean ears
listening’s more than what one hears
it may mean one exposes fears
it evokes tears, it evokes tears
to listen takes an open heart
to listen may bring a fresh start
or may rejoin things torn apart
wisdom impart, wisdom impart
listen! healing lives deep inside
listen! heart and soul open wide
expressed truths within us abide
beneath implied, beyond implied
Many thanks to Sarah J. Donovan for her work at EthicalELA, for continuing to provide a safe and challenging space for us to enjoy.