code, mondo

how do fireflies know who flashed

signal alluring?

one scent that matches the code.


  • Mondo usually have a 5-7-7 syllable pattern.
  • This form can also take the form of a one-liner. Usually not humorous, but exceptions occur.
  • Mondo can be collaborative.
  • My mondo is 7-5-7 syllable pattern due to how the poem was written with the aid of a jar full of one-liners I wrote.
  • Ask if you want to know how I did it.

Sigh of the Stars Passing, a Mondo poem

What sound does a tree

make rising into the sky

silent the forest straining

Does not the tree hold

within the sound of the dawn

the sighs of stars bright courses

(c) Lemuel

22 April, 2018


Mondo poetic form

  • Two 5-, 7-, 7- syllable stanzas
  • First stanza presents a question
  • Second stanza puts an answer usually from nature or cultural reflection.

NaPoWriMo 2018