It’s the third week of the month! Time for an Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt

This challenge explores Ekphrastic writing inspired by visual art (photographs). Kerfe Roig provided a piece of her art for this month’s challenge.

I have chosen to try a Cromorna. New to me but I think it’s form fits the picture.

Cromorna is a verse form that has compact lines and exacting meter and rhyme developed by Viola Berg.The Cromorna is:
stanzaic, written in 3 quatrains.
syllabic, with 5/3/5/3/5/3/5/3/5/3/5/3 syllables per line.
rhymed, rhyme scheme abab cbcb dbdb.

Image Credit: Kerfe Roig.


a search without cease
paper bird
ceaseless hunt for peace
dove unheard

traced in my mind’s map.
paper bird
the answer, a trap
dreams occured

infinite and spacial
it’s life’s spice
all celestial
tossed like dice.

This is part of Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge.

26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Jun 15, 2021 @ 16:09:18

    This is a really interesting form, Sis!


  2. trentpmcd
    Jun 15, 2021 @ 16:54:09

    Very nice 🙂 I have not tried Cromorna yet.


  3. Susan Joy Clark
    Jun 16, 2021 @ 00:02:51

    Wonderful poem. I keep learning about new poetry forms. This is an interesting one, and you did a great job with it. 🙂


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  5. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Jun 16, 2021 @ 15:52:47

    Well done, Willow. The rhyme scheme seems difficult, but you made it look easy. ❤


  6. Elizabeth
    Jun 17, 2021 @ 11:28:54

    Infinity and spacial! Really liked this!


  7. judeitakali
    Jun 17, 2021 @ 13:17:31

    Beautiful flow.


  8. memadtwo
    Jun 17, 2021 @ 20:37:43

    I like that last stanza especially, how it echos the way we take what seems random and make patterns.(K)


  9. Dale
    Jun 18, 2021 @ 12:26:51

    Good for you and well done, Willow!


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  11. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.
    Jun 21, 2021 @ 16:04:57

    Wonderful Willow.. really brought the image to life..♥


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