Droop Mountain blue
War souls do sleep
Where dew weeps down
Rock deep and wet
Nature’s monument lest we ever forget

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This weekend’s Ya-Du was inspired by B&P’s Shardoma and Beyond challenging us to flex our grey matter. The Ya-Du is an ancient Burmese poetic form that follows these rules:

1.  Lines 1, 2, 3, and 4 have four syllables;
2.  Line 5 has 5, 7, 9, or 11 syllables;
3.  Lines 4 and 5 have end rhyme;
4.  Lines 1, 2, and 3 have climbing rhyme in syllables 4, 3, and 2;
5.  Lines 3, 4, and 5 have climbing rhyme in syllables 4, 3, and 2;
6.  There should be a reference to the seasons or nature.

I highlighted my rhymes so you can see the climbing structure of the poem. I made it through the gauntlet, can you? 😀

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