A touch of Summer (Rictameter)

by Meena Krish   Sep 21, 2012

her ardent eyes
touch all corners of earth
stirring heat upon the surface,
green lands dry whilst her torrid soul breathes down
soaking all essence as night crawls
in thirstily with a
humid scent of

Starting the first line with a two syllable word,
you then consecutively increase the number of
syllables per line by two. i.e. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10. Then
down again, 8, 6, 4, 2 making the final line the
same two syllable word you began with.


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  • 5 years ago

    by Robert Gardiner

    Exquisite Meena!!!

  • 5 years ago

    by DeviousCharmer

    I really like how i could imagine it . very descriptive. kinda dark. i like it :) sorry it took me so long to read it .

  • 5 years ago

    by Amreen

    Seriously beautiful and I love the way you incorporated this piece in a rictameter...

  • 5 years ago

    by Timothy

    You do take your poetry seriously. Good job. How you been? Been a long time.

  • 5 years ago

    by Hannah Lizette

    Wow... this is so amazing.
    I love your personification of summer... and your word usage is perfect.

    Ardent eyes, torrid soul, night crawls... just ahhh, wonderful. <3

    I think I'll add this to my favorites! :)