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Quetzal Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem Short Ribs Q: Don't hate him because he's beautiful Jim Slaughter Light Verse Light Verse quetzal, bird, humor,
Costa Rica cheyanne lewis Sonnet Sonnet quetzal, beach, culture,
CHRISTMAS Abecedarian Andrew Crisci Abecedarian Abecedarian quetzal, christmas, culture, faith, family,
Premium Member Poem Mysterious Echo Sandra Haight Blank verse Blank verse quetzal, mystery, sound,

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Quetzal Poem Example

Mysterious Echo

Echoes can hide in places far and wide:
in valleys, wells, near walls, in empty rooms;
in hills and canyons and in ancient tombs.

In Chichen Itza, Mexico there stands
a Mayan pyramid, now known and named
New Wonder of the World. One mystery:
this temple built for snake god, Kukulkan,
their eminent and feathered deity, 
echoes a sound, much like a chirping bird.
A bird that represents the Mayan soul;
their spirits spoke in echoes, they believed.

The visitors can stand at bottom, clap
their hands and hear the echo of a chirp.
Sound waves create distorted callings of
their native Quetzal bird as claps reflect
upon the lengthy set of stairs above.
No puzzle that this spirit chirping from
the Pyramid of Kukulkan would speak 
in echo-voice of their most sacred bird.

Unknown if Mayans engineered this feat...
Unknown if spirits of their bird speak out...
Unknown if this is nature's sound-wave play.

In Chichen Itza, Mexico is found
a Mayan pyramid, enigma-bound.

Sandra M. Haight

~3rd Place~
Contest: Urban Legend
Sponsor: Nayda Ivette Negron
Judged: 04/30/2017

~3rd Place~
Contest: Screwed VII
Sponsor: Rob Carmack
Judged: 03/21/2016

~Honorable Mention~
Contest: A Tomb of Ancient Bloom
Sponsor: Justin Bordner
Judged: 03/13/2016
Sandra M. Haight

Written in Blank Verse which is Iambic Pentameter with no set rhyme scheme but has 10 syllables and 5 feet per line.

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