Poetry Prompts Day 4 – OctPoWriMo 2016 – Purple

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I couldn’t take one more step
halfway there and I want to give up
life could be slow and purple

waiting, the day the music died
forest on fire, mortals asleep
I couldn’t take one more step

slow to react, turning purple
no midway for me, mottle shade
halfway there and I want to give up

spectral tone, feeling lonesome
tincture and shades of life, desolate
life could be slow and purple*

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

* Cascade, a form created by Udit Bhatia, is all about receptiveness, but in a smooth cascading way like a waterfall. The poem does not have any rhyme scheme; therefore, the layout is simple. Say the first verse has three lines. Line one of verse one becomes the last line of verse two. To follow in suit, the second line of verse one becomes the last line of verse three. The third line of verse one now becomes the last line of verse four, the last stanza of the poem. See the structure example below:

a/b/c, d/e/A, f/g/B, h/i/C

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