The Symetrelle is a form created by Julie Moeller Writing on Allpoetry com as Bluejewel. She describes it thus:
- It begins and ends with a single subject line that is 7 syllables.
- It has ‘a hat and boots’, mono-rhymed couplets that lead you into and out of the subject with a 9 syllable count.
- At the heart of it is a mono-rhymed 4 line quatrain with an 11 syllable count.
I don’t have to be perfect
From tragedy, it became my goal
Trying to untangle guilt from soul
It is exhausting to keep toeing that line
Always giving more, at everything outshine
Perhaps time expectations to realign
Embracing forgiveness of self is divine
The sun rests too, as part of its role
Soothing peace after a day of toll
I don’t have to be perfect.
© Julie Moeller
Invitation to Meditate
The many shades of tranquil
Invite a moment’s meditation,
a time for stress to take vacation
Set aside just briefly all that so compels,
the tasks upon which your mind so often dwells,
absorb solace from the sight, the sounds, the smells;
thrive in noting all the tension this dispels.
When cleared of complex cogitation
your mind provides imagination:
the many shades of tranquil.
© Lawrencealot – November 24, 2015