Birthday Extravaganza in Sapphic Stanza

NaPoWriMo Day 11: I challenge you to get rather classically formal, and compose a poem in Sapphics. These are quatrains whose first three lines have eleven syllables, and the fourth, just five. There is also a very strict meter that alternates trochees (a two-syllable foot, with the first syllable stressed, and the second unstressed) and dactyls (a three-syllable foot, with the first syllable stressed and the remainder unstressed). The first three lines consist of two trochees, a dactyl, and two more trochees. The fourth line is a dactyl, followed by a trochee. Rhyming is optional.


Celebration savory sans the fondant
Party dress was delivered polka-dotted
Epic kiss her beloved sweetly planted
Perfectly plotted.

~Just L (April 11, 2015)

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