Franz Marc [Public domain],”The Little Blue Horses,”via Wikimedia Commons
Reflecting the sky,
manes and tails
Four legs gallop, then rest
mothers and foals nuzzle,
safe from Earth’s war and bombs
and time, final frontiers,
under the sky’s two suns,
This is a tilus series in response to Jane Dougherty’s poetry challenge. The prompt was the above painting by Franz Marc.
A tilus is composed of 10 syllables altogether: 6 for the first line, 3 for the second, and 1 for the third. I found this form very difficult to write. I’ve put together a series to tell a story because I really wondered about those blue horses, and I couldn’t tell their story in 10 syllables.