Marianne: Viola’s Light

This poem is a part of the poetic ‘scavenger hunt’ designed by @murisopsis from A Different Perspective. This time the theme is Names, as in poetic forms that feature a name (e.g. one of the prompts is to write a poem in the form of “Amandas Pinch” — a form I’ve personally never heard of before). There are thirteen prompts in total so this is more manageable then a daily commitment challenge. Check out all the prompts and the way it works here and join in if your up for some poetic puzzling. Enjoy!

Prompt 4

Write a Marianne poem or write an acrostic poem using the name Marianne.

A Different Perspective

The Marianne is composed of five lines with 4/6/8/4/2 syllables per line and rhymed axaxa (x being unrhymed). Full rules here.

Viola’s Light

She struck a spark
I can still feel her light
Brightly chasing away the dark
Of bitter cold
So stark.

Another short form. It’s always a challenge to make something short but meaningful. How did I do?

Be well,



  1. murisopsis says:

    This one has the feel of a haiku – only a bit longer! Love the chosen rhyme! I think you did a very fine job with the Marianne. Perhaps this will become a new favorite form???

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Haha. Thank you!!! Perhaps ☺️


  2. I think you did well, too, Monty. I love the challenge of short forms and trying to fit in everything I want, I have to do a lot of poetic decluttering.

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      It is a fun challenge. Thank you!


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