Self Improvement Poetry posted April 19, 2009

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Rictameter Contest Prompt Entry

What Once Was Heard

by Mrs. KT

To Open One's Heart Again

Of your laughter 
Serenade the stillness 
Throughout these rooms where love once dwelled.
Treasured memories softly make their way 
As I close each door of sadness
Bidding sweet forgiveness
To welcome all


Write A Rictameter Poem writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a poem with a strict syllable count. Starting your first line with a two syllable word, you then consecutively increase the number of syllables per line by two. i.e. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 Then down again, 8, 6, 4, 2 Making the final line the same two syllable word you began with. See examples in the announcement.


The above offering is a contest entry. Contestants were instructed to write a Rictameter poem, a poem with a strict syllable count of 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2. The final line of the poem has the same two syllable word that is the first word of the offering.
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

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