The image this week is by Franz Marc, a painter whose portrayal of animals I like very much. This is one of his most famous horse paintings.
The poetry form I thought you might like to try is the Tilus, the same style of poetry as the haiku. Short and sweet: three lines of 6, 3, 1 syllables where the last word is a summing up of the first lines. You can find out how it works here.
With only ten syllables to play with, I’ll let you choose your own words. If you don’t take to the tilus form, any other short form will be just as acceptable. Please post the link to your post in the comments before next Tuesday for the round up.
Here is my atttempt.
Dream horses in a field
Ride with night
34 thoughts on “Poetry challenge #42: Tilus”
I like this! Thanks, Jane!
I’m going to have to practice this one to get anything out of it. It requires subtlety…
Three poems, because I like this form very much=)
Thank you for this prompt, Jane!
Glad to see you like the tilus — it’s an interesting challenge. And I forgot the one line word should sum up the two lines above it. No wonder I was finding it easier than I usually do structured poetry, 🙂 Great choice of painting and poetry form.
There’s always a catch 🙂 It’s not that difficult. I can NEVER get that hinge word thingy with haiku and rarely manage the change of emphasis in triolet.
I’ve never tried a triolet, and I can not do haiku! Until shadormas and tilus, I was purely very free verse! With the occasional rhyming something! The hinge word — like that concept.
I hate it. Can’t work out what it means, just know my haiku don’t have it. I call it the obscurity word.
It’s all in the lighting
Still battling technology. And now I see I’ve got the name of the form wrong, too. Never mind…
Thank you, Jane. I have been away from your challenges for too long!
It’s known as life. A real messer 🙂
Here’s mine. I found it difficult to write just one and make it meaningful. 🙂 https://merrildsmith.wordpress.com/2016/08/05/worlds-and-colors/
I know what you mean. It’s a form that calls for a whole string of images.
I managed two of this sweet little form while taking a short break from tending to my newest granddaughter and her mother, my youngest daughter. Needless to say, I have been slightly pre-occupied. :). I like the simplicity of this form. -kat
Do you have ‘a trio of fury’ now? Congratulations on the new arrival 🙂
This newbie is number 8 in the lineup! We now have our softball team! And yes, they each bring their own hint of fury into our family melting pot. I am blessed! Thanks! 🙂
You’re doing well there! Here’s to the football team 🙂
hi Jane, here’s my take
You see the horses as clouds too!
blue for me is either clouds or sky…n horses are for ride