Waltmarie: Chalk Outline



Collapsed in a drunken stupor
I sleep
Deep in an endless darkness
like death
for an unimaginative atheist
I wake
dusted and powdered
in chalk
cloud plumes that know my entire future
outline





The Waltmarie is a recently created form by Candace Kubinec.

10 lines
Even lines are two syllables in length, odd lines are longer, but no specific syllable count
Even lines make their own poem if read separately
No other rules for subject, rhyme or meter.




Weekly Theme:
Untried Poetry Forms


22 thoughts on “Waltmarie: Chalk Outline

    1. So do I. I think it’s only a few years old. A new form that caught my eye.
      I’m sure you could keep this running much longer than I let it.
      Thank you. The form adds to the impact.

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