And for today’s prompt (optional, as always!), I’d like to challenge you to write a landay. Landays are 22-syllable couplets, each has twenty-two syllables: NINE IN THE FIRST LINE, THIRTEEN IN THE SECOND, and generally RHYMING. The form comes from Afghanistan, where women often use it in verses that range from the sly and HUMOROUS to the deeply sardonic and melancholy. Sex, marriage, love — all can be the same thing, Check out this long investigative article on landays for a fascinating look into a form of poetry often composed in secret, and rarely written down. You could try to write a single landay – a hard-hitting couplet that shares some secret (or unspoken) truth, or you could try to write a poem that strings MULTIPLE LANDAYS TOGETHER LIKE STANZAS (maybe something akin to a syllabic ghazal?)
Words used in this poem are hard hitting, straight to the point, and vulgar as the original Landays!
BE ON GUARD!
These are my single Landays : 1
Father, you sold me to the Taliban
Tomorrow, I will sell you in the market in can
Father, the Taliban has bought me
In an hour, your soul will depart, your flesh I will piss
This is my Multiple Landay in Stanzas :