A while ago, I put out a post about Sidlak Poetry.  I learned of it from a blog I read and was incredibly excited to give it a try.  In usual form, I didn’t follow the rules, or understand them.  So, this is my second attempt at Sidlak Poetry. Hopefully, I have a better grasp this time!

Sidlak poetry (sid/lak) is a structured poetry consisting of 5 lines with 3-5-7-9syllables AND A COLOR. The last line must be a COLOR that describes the whole poem or the feelings of the writer.

This is my Sidlak tribute to Spring:

A held breath

Cloistered in silence

Returns in heavy rainfall

Saturating twisted bones of earth

The landscape erupts in red blossoms

You can read my first (the rules according to Susan) Sidlak poem here, but at the time of that post there were three beautiful poems left in the comments section that I want to share now.

From Damn Girl:

Is it done

That song that we sing

When our time is slipping by

Into the yellow sunrise of day

From Mandi:

Where am I?

Forgot my compass

Maybe that’s the exit door?

Fucking blue, how typical is that

From Kim:

I sat down

Tell a story true

How angry you get, I’m sick

Your eyes turn black, I run for the door

If you are inspired, as I was, to explore this new form, please give it a go and share it in the comments section.  I will feature the poems in another post later in the month. Even if you don’t want to share, give it a try.  It is a beautiful exercise.

Poetry Month is alive and singing!!!!!!