19 May 2013

The Pearl

 The pearl 
White as pale moon
Smooth like satin and silk
When rolls over, flows as if milk
Safe in the hearts of lovers and poets 
Tucked far- far away from riots
In the calm of voids
Within shell lay
The pearl 

A rictameter is a nine-line poem. Each line has a specific number of syllables. The first line has two syllables. The next line has four. The next line has six. The next line has eight. The next line has ten. And we work our way down again (8,6,4,2)
The last line is the same as the first line.