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
Where am I?
Forgot my compass
Maybe that’s the exit door?
Fucking blue, how typical is that
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!!!!!!