The Ferris Wheel, #Poem, #Lai Poem

Photo by Hannah Morgan on Unsplash

Riding up on high,

Into a blue sky,

So fun.

People strolling by,

Below eagle’s eye,

In sun.

Feels like I could fly,

The descent is nigh,

I’m done.

© Susan Joy Clark 2021

This was written for Go Dog Go Cafe’s challenge to write a poem in lai form. The description below of the form was taken from their page.

Today’s poetry form is called Lai Poetry. From Brewer,

A nine-line poem or stanza that uses an “a” and “b” rhyme following this pattern: aabaabaab. The lines with an “a” rhyme use 5 syllables; the “b” rhyme lines have 2 syllables.

What Do I See?

Hermann Rorschach, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

I think I only see a smudge

Or aliens guzzling down fudge,

Seahorses kissing sea urchins

or seaweed undersea lurking,

Eiffel Tower by Picasso,

An odd man with green mustachios,

Strange one-clawed acrobatic crabs

With ostentatious derby hats,

What malady’s inflicting me?

Imagination’s all I see.

© Susan Joy Clark 2021

This is for dVerse’s Monday quadrille challenge. By their definition, a quadrille is a poem with exactly 44 words. Our poems had to include the word “smudge.”