Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tuesday Poetry Stretch - Rictameter

Whoops! Another Monday passed me by. I began a two week intensive training institute for teachers preparing to become mentors yesterday, so let's just say I've been a bit busy. However, as I sit in a darkened room waiting for teachers to arrive, I've been writing and was suddenly dumbstruck by the realization that I posted no challenge for the week. Forgive me, please, for this momentary lapse. We'll call this one a poetry Tuesday stretch.

Since I am into counting syllables lately, the challenge this week is to write in the form of rictameter. Rictameter is a nine line poetry form in which the 1st and last lines are the same. The syllable count is 2/4/6/8/10/8/6/4/2.

You can learn more about this new form at Wikipedia.

Will you join us in stretching this week? Leave me a comment about your poem and I'll post all the entries later this week.


  1. I apologize for not knowing what to do but I would like to know how to add the delicious link to my blog.

  2. I've never written in the form of rictameter. It was fun, and pulled me out of a so-so state of mind! You'll find my poem here.


    Thank you for the inspiration!

  3. Hi Tricia--Cool, a new form! Here's my effort:


  4. I haven't written mine yet, but I did stumble across a website where someone posts a rictameter of the day:


  5. I am really late this week. I guess I forgot what day it was... Monday, Tuesday, whatever, right? Anyway I really enjoyed the rictameter. Thanks for the challenge!