Monday, April 20, 2015

LANDAY - April Poem #19

According to the April 19 post on NaPoWriMo, the landay is "[a] form of folk poetry from Afghanistan. Meant to be recited or sung aloud, and anonymous, the form is a couplet comprised of 22 syllables. The first line has 9 syllables and the second line 13 syllables. Landays . . . treat themes such as love, grief, homeland, war, and separation." The prompt also contains a link to a long investigative article on landays that you might want to check out: One thing I learned is that women in particular practice this form, in secret, as their poems often address topics forbidden to them by their culture. This is definitely a form I will return to later. In the meantime, how about being intoxicated by love?


Jasmine scents the air beside the door.
Shall we get drunk inside on wine or outside on flowers?

                     - Victoria Stefani

1 comment:

  1. Love your landay... See my words at: