Saturday Mix: Poem – Lai – “What If?” #amwriting #dVerse #poetry #saturdaymix

Thanks to Teresa of MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie for hosting Saturday Mix with an “What If . .  .” prompt theme. I’m combining this prompt with a #dVerse prompt from Victoria C. Slotto, to do a form of poetry called a ‘Lai.’ 


Credit: Magical Sky Gallery


What if the sky was —

Bright pink? Not blue but —

Hot Pink.

What if during storms, 

Sky’s turned scarlet poured, 

Red wine. 

What if elephants soared, 

Wings, ears flapping; trump


What if those with eyes,

Blue or Green now had, 

Pink eyes? 

Bright orbes reflecting, 

Sky violat purple,

with clouds. 

What if words meant, 

Flowed easily came,

Out swell? 

Perfect words; but what —

If all birds talked,


If dogs spoke human? 

Understood confessions, 

You’ ve shared.

What if tomorrow, 

The sky hailed childhood, 



The Lai (as we will play with it) a nine-line poem or stanza that uses an “a” and “b” rhyme following this pattern:




The lines with an “a” rhyme use 5 syllables; the “b” rhyme lines only have 2 syllables:


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