Senseless, or: Relentless
My 1st‘Oseh Shalom’
Ukrainian children flee; nuclear power plant set ablaze; senseless, relentless war; please - just stop; let live - Amen.
The new ‘Oseh Shalom’ poetic form
I have created a new syllabic form of poetry, based upon the Jewish prayer for peace ‘Oseh Shalom’, which is sung as a popular children’s song:
‘Oseh Shalom’ poem requirements:
- a pentastitch (a poem in 5 lines);
- syllabic: 7/9/6/3/4;
- the final two syllables must be the word: ‘Amen’
- thematic: written about peace.
The above ‘Oseh Shalom’ form was created for Colleen M. Chesebro’s ‘Tanka Tuesday’ prompt: Poets were encouraged to create their own syllabic poetry forms.