Monday, March 21, 2011

Today's Prompt is Monotetra

The monotetra contains four lines in monorhyme. Each line is in tetrameter (four metrical feet) for a total of eight syllables.The last line contains two metrical feet, repeated. It can have one stanza or many stanzas.
Poem format:
Line 1:8 syllables
Line 2:8 syllables
Line 3:8 syllables
Line 4:8 syllables with repetition


Tulips waving, Chica-dee's sing
weather warming, Robin takes wing
lazily swaying on our swing
first signs of Spring, first signs of Spring

Crocus open to catch the sun
Hummingbirds return has begun
Freesia scent is second to none
time for some fun, time for some fun

Children's laughter filling the air
gingerly playing without a care
squealing and screeching everywhere
we sit and stare, we sit and stare

Spring is here, we see it first hand
longing to feel our toes in sand
trips to the beach are in demand
life is so grand, life is so grand



  1. Wow I love this one. I love this type of poem too. I might give it a try, let me think on it

  2. Thanks for finding it here... I had a heck of a time getting it to post, even thought I lost it URGH!!!
    Yep I really like trying new styles, I think you will do well with this one !

  3. Really nice job with this one! I like it a lot. :)

  4. Such a fun poem! Thanks for teaching me a new poetry form. :)

  5. Love this one! Thanks for explaining its form, might give it a go sometime too.

    Also scanning through your blog after your visit to my place. Love your photos... the terracing looks fabulous. Had a yard with a similar hill - that was our plan but we moved before getting it in. Yours is turning out well.

  6. I love this poem. I sure describes spring in a lovely manner. I'm glad you introduced us to this type poem. I like it very much.

  7. a lovely stroll through spring thank you...and now snow is falling again, oh my!

  8. Hey there! I decided to give your challenge a try. I'm not sure that I did it right, but you can read it on my Dancing With Daisy blog if you're interested. It was fun to give it a try. :)