Commentary and Philosophy Poetry posted December 16, 2016


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Essence Poem

The Mask

by DonandVicki

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Masks can hide sinful deeds
Immoral guides can lead.

Writing Prompt
The essence.

The Essence, created by Emily Romano is a short, structured form of two-lines, six syllables each with an end rhyme and internal rhyme.


Example #1:
Winds howl; snow overwhelms
the owl, and cowls the elms.

Published in P.O.E.T.S., Volume II 1981 & The Ties That Bind, 2005

Copyright © 1981 Emily Romano

Example #2:

Trees moan; stiff branches arch -
Pine koan: the Ides of March!

Published in And Still An East Wind Blows, 1979

Copyright © 1979 Emily Romano

Example #3:
Reflection

Orion studs the sky
as tulip buds grow high.

Copyright © 2006 Jan Turner

Example #4:
Odyssey

Time marked by sifting sand,
embarked on drifting land.

Copyright © 2006 Jan Turner

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