Footprint Tableau

For MLMM – Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip – Aug 8,2020

Again a new form – a Tableau πŸ™‚

The Tableau
The Tableau, a poetry form created by Emily Romano in October of 2008, consists of one or more verses, each having six lines. Each line should have five beats. There is no set rhyme scheme, although rhyme may be present. The title should contain the word tableau.

Since the dictionary states the word tableau means picture or representation, the poem should reflect this. A picture should come to mind as the poem is read.

Footprints in the mud,
Shoe prints to start with
then to see them stranded
torn clothes lay up front
animal imprints
and full moon shining

One pair to four then
four pairs to eight more
full moon as wolf moon
folklore answers that.
no more lone wolves then
but in pack they hunt


And I hope I did justice to the form πŸ˜€

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