Arkquains

Rose
Daisy
Sunflower
Tiger lily

Bought myself flowers
Don’t know what to feed them, though
Sugar, lemon, pizza dough?
What do flowers eat?

Well spent money
Dopamine
Till they
Wilt

Sad
Depressed
So lonely
Face full of tears

I thought we were friends
Turns out it was all pretend
I didn’t want it to end
You made me happy

Alone again
Heartbroken
Hopeless
Scared

Jump
Scramble
Run down hill
Take a deep breath

Spot the waterfall
It’s only a mile away
You’ve waited months for this day
In Yosemite

This is the life
Vacation
Freedom
Peace


Boil
Virgin
Olive oil
Packaged pasta

Almost out of food
Scrimp, save, in various ways
Don’t get paid for three more days
This will have to do

Meat might be nice
But I’m broke
Oh well
Food

Sshh
Quiet!
Stop moving
Don’t even breathe

If you make a sound
The wild black bear will hear us
It’s five miles back to the bus
I forgot my mace

Mama, baby
Dangerous
Be still
Please

These are my first attempts at arkquain poems, which follow the form 1234 5775 4321.

I got the idea from Word Craft Poetry’s poem The Longest Day.

More information on arkquains is available on Poet’s Collective.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Ron. says:

    WOWZA! Thanks for the intro to this cool form. You know I’ll be trying some out ASAP (not today, though; we’re busy packing for a week on the Maine coast starting tomorrow).

    Like them all, but LOVE the floral dopamine image! Thanks again.

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    1. Thank you, Ron! Can’t wait to see yours! And a week on the Maine coast sounds spectacular; enjoy!!

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  2. Eugenia says:

    Excellent job and I love this poetry form.

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    1. Thank you, Eugenia! I really had fun with it, too. Will probably do some more in the future 🙂

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  3. Wow! These were great. I like the brevity, but the meaning is all there. I’m glad you were inspired. Happy Friday. ❤️

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    1. Thanks Colleen, and thanks again for the inspiration 🙂

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      1. You’re so welcome. I love when that serendipity happens. It’s magical!

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