Lake Michigan Shore

By the dunes along the shifting beach
Water’s waiting within dreamers’ reach.
Take this path or choose to take another.
Hear the secrets silence has to teach.

Text: Linked to dVerse Meeting the Bar. I am hosting today.
The challenge is to write a rubaiyat or some variation on that form. The example here is in iambic pentameter, four lines and rhyming AABA. There is only one rubai. Variations for this challenge could be anything the poet doesn’t mind calling a “rubaiyat”.

Photos: “Lake Michigan Shore”, above, “Along the Way”, below.


Along the Way

Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

43 thoughts on “Path”

  1. I LOVE this….the silence harbors the secrets….I do love the serenity of this. Quite the challenge, Frank. For me, it’s always a sudoku when we’re asked to do iambic pentameter!

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    1. You did very well, Lillian, on yours! I sometimes find iambic pentameter like a puzzle as well. I tend to prefer the sound of three or four rather than five beats per line.


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