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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Short and sweet: Landays

Today's prompt: A Landays

Landays are 22-syllable couplets, generally rhyming. The form comes from Afghanistan, where women often use it in verses that range from the sly and humorous to the deeply sardonic and melancholy and often composed in secret, and rarely written down. You could try to write a single landay – a hard-hitting couplet that shares some secret (or unspoken) truth, or you could try to write a poem that strings multiple landays together like stanzas (maybe something akin to a syllabic ghazal?)

Within the love I have given thee
and my heart is exposed to the whole world to see.

Short and sweet, Dear Readers tonight. I have fun thing to discuss tomorrow, so I leave you with today's poem. 

1 comment:

  1. A truism, forsure :) Now I want to know the fun thing...


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