Orange, yellow, white
Milk of cow or goat
Made within the mold
Let it age a while
Mild to extra sharp
Serve with crackers
On a sandwich
In a salad
Or by itself
Hard or soft
Laced with holes
Written for #OctPoWriMo, and I chose to write about cheese in response to Elsie Hagley’s lovely poem about this yummy dairy product. She quoted G. K. Chesterton as saying, “Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese,” so I wanted to join her in breaking the silence. 🙂
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A pentaverse is a 5-line poem with 5 syllables per line.
Therefore, the Diminishing Pentaverse begins with a stanza having 5 lines of 5 syllables, and decreases down to 1 line of 1 syllable.
Total length: 15 lines
Syllabic structure: 5-5-5-5-5, 4-4-4-4, 3-3-3, 2-2, 1
Note: There is also a Diminishing Hexaverse, which is 21 lines in length. It begins with a 6-line stanza of 6 syllables and diminishes to 1 line of 1 syllable.