Masquerade, By Donna Matthews

Today’s poetry form is called Magic 9 Poetry. From Brewer, “This 9-line poem doesn’t have any rules as far as meter or subject matter–just a rhyme scheme: abacadaba.”

It would seem that one day someone tried to be magical and wrote Abracadabra and instead typed as a b a c a d a b a and a new poetry form appeared…hence the name, Magic 9


Masquerade

here we are, October twenty-twenty
a season weird with warlocks in hats
but these weary thrills don’t have any
thing on this year’s ghastly horror-show
where spooks and frights are plenty
the despair, howls, and macabre
a daily masquerade for us many
and in tonight’s moonlight, I cross a black cat
and wonder if my grave will remain empty

Now to you…wanna try a Magic 9 poem? Share a link in the comments below!

I am on a personal challenge to explore and write in 100+ different poetic forms.  To assist me in this journey is Robert Lee Brewer’s The Complete Guide of Poetic Forms where he gives the form and an example. The Same Hopes is #16 in this collection I’m calling, very simply, 100+ Poetic Forms.

Hey y’all, thanks for visiting the Go Dog Go Cafe and I hope you enjoyed reading today’s selection. I am Donna Matthews, a born and bred Texan who can usually be found writing, painting, taking pictures, or traveling the world on foot. I’m all about love, people, sharing, and doing life together and would love to get to know you. I host two blogs…the first, The DJ Ranch, documents my personal adventures while the second, Slay The Chaos, focuses on mindsets, technology, productivity and organization. Come on over for a visit sometime 💙

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