Prompt: Poetry Form - Ronka
What to do: Write a Ronka - a poem of 5 lines, each having 7 words without concern for syllables. Like traditional tanka and haiku, there is no rhyme and a preference to show rather than tell.
Prompt inspired by: poetsonline.org / writingtheday.wordpress.com
While I am always on the lookout for individual creative action, it never hurts to go back and draw from the mainstream now and then. I've found poetsonline.com (and Ken Ronkowitz especially) to be the "shot in the arm" so to speak when I'm feeling stuck or stale.
My take on this week's prompt:
Snow fell hard and heavy all night.
Cold but pristine, the glittering white blanket
covered all the world in quiet beauty.
The frigid silence, so fragile as glass,
was shattered by the hulking city plow.