Poetry Friday – a Zeno poem

This week’s host is Margaret Simon – click the image to see the round up


What is a Zeno poem?

The zeno form was invented by J. Patrick Lewis.  The syllable count is a mathematical sequence, 8,4,2,1,4,2,1,4,2,1 with the one syllable words rhyming.

I’d never heard of a Zeno poem until today and I have to say I quite like it. In fact I like it a lot. So I thought I’d have a go at a Zeno poem myself. It’s still a bit birdy, following last week’s theme but I like birds so here we go, my Aussie, birdy, Zeno poem…


Cocky is short for Cockatoo


18 thoughts on “Poetry Friday – a Zeno poem

  1. Zeno poems are new to me as well and I’ve been thoroughly enjoying those that have been shared today. How wonderful to have an assortment of mentor poems! I’m definitely going to have to try this structure. Love your cockatoo picture and the image of them “cradled in their/ hazy/ green.”

  2. I dream of the day when I can see eucalyptus trees and be startled by a cockatoo flying wild! Great poem and gorgeous photo!

    • They are everywhere here, so loud and cheeky and love nibbling on houses. You’re not supposed to feed them because they get too bold.

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