A fellow hubber introduced me to a new form of poetry today, called Rictameter. We all know hiaku poems, well this ones a little harder. Instead of 3 lines with a 5, 7, 5 syllable sequence, this one consists of 9 lines, starting with a 2 syllable line, and then 4, 6, 8, 10, then back down, 8, 6, 4, 2, with the first and last 2 syllable lines being the same. I tried it out, and heres my sample of a rictameter poem for you. I hope I did it right, and made my fellow hubber proud. Enjoy and try a rictameter of your own.
How have you been?
Its been awhile my friend.
I have missed you all these past years.
Its very nice to see you again here.
I cant believe its been so long.
Ive waited here for you.
Just want to say
Where have you been?
I hope this time you stay.
I never wanted it to end.
No never in a million years did I.
I never forgot about you,
You're always on my mind.
Nothing to say,
Leaving so soon?
But you have just got here.
I guess I'm not enough for you.
Go ahead and leave like you always do.
But this time leave my heart with me.
You cant take it with you.
For it is mine.
Living a lie.
Do not know what they want,
and what they have they will forsake,
because we always want what we cant have.
We want that neverending rush.
We want it, oh, so much.
will never learn.
Life is a simple test
of whats to come next and after,
after this life has gone away for good,
when there is nothing left for us.
Will we be satisfied
with what we've done?
© 2010 Nikki Wicked