Okay. It’s payback time because I have written so many unrhymed, free form poems. Today we are supposed to write a “san san” poem. It is supposedly a Chinese poetry form that uses three images, phrases or ideas, repeated three times in a very specific rhyme scheme, a-b-c-a-b-d-c-d. And it was bloody difficult to compose.
Under a frosty star-lit sky
they cling together, one fiery heart —
two lovers engage their spiral dance.
Twin flames, flying high
They dance united, fearing to part
two lovers dance through the night.
Fearing none, they take a chance
Two fiery lovers under star light.
ljgloyd (c) 2016
Image: ljgloyd 2006