NaPoWriMo 2011, Day 10 Poem & Prompt for April 10,2011 10/30

April 10, 2011

Day 10 of NaPoWriMo   1/3 done….2/3rds to go.


Today’s prompt:  include an animal in your poem

Today’s form is Burmese and called the Yadu (jadu) See below for the form rules.


Teresa and I did two of these… a bit tricky but enjoyed figuring this form out.


Yadu 1 for April 10,2011


Seagulls take flight

deep in high blue

they cry out swoop

before pooping

YELL… ‘WHOOP whoop, Hey! Not on my clean car!”


Yadu 2 for April 10, 2011


I’m not a man

with a plan but

a standing soul

tender foal in

out whole goaled world of people.



Today’s form is Burmese and called the Yadu (jadu)   consists of up to three stanzas of five lines.  The first four lines of a stanza should have four syllables each but the fifth line can have 5, 7, 9 or 11 syllables.  It should contain a reference to the seasons

The form uses a climbing rhyme  which is required on the fourth third and second syllable of both the first three lines and the last three lines.  In English it can be a vowel or consonant sound.

It looks like this

* * * A

* * A *



*B***  or *B***** or (9, 11)


Keep writing.


Poetry is everything


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