Double Wayra

1. Stir fry

The hot oil sizzles
veggies hurled against their will
spluttering in peeved protest
they hold on to crisp snap
teeth bite into the crunchiness

2. Shadows

Shadows dimmed by grunge
slink past mental palisade
tiptoeing without scruples
through customary cracks
ensnared by cobwebs in my chest

Written for dVerse. Today’s host Grace says: Writing challenge: a poem written in the wayra form, incorporating onomatopoeia  as described above. 

1. a pentastich, a poem in 5 lines.
2. syllabic, 5-7-7-6-8
3. unrhymed.


71 thoughts on “Double Wayra

  1. Beautifully done, Punam, both wayras of sensation: pleasure and pain. I like “cobwebs in my chest”: like veins of worry, or threads of the past. Very nice.

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  2. what a dynamic duo! Protesting crispy veg that makes me drool … then the dark shadows of worry that haunt most parents. Only you could pair these in a new format

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  3. Both of these were very evocative in different ways on very divergent topics – the form held them in tandem and it worked!! Loved the weaving of the word prompts in the second one!!

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