Final Civil War Battle

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


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? 😀


4 thoughts on “Final Civil War Battle

  1. I spent a lot of time writing found poetry from Civil War texts during the month of April. I love what you’ve done with this!

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    1. Thank you. That must have been so much fun to create found poetry with your materials. Do you have any of those poems on your blog?


  2. We need to remember history in order not to repeat it…
    Seems though that some ‘Leaders’ only want to look at the history of how to win battles.

    Very nicely penned 🙂

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