Incremental Poetry ~ 11 Lines

Without You

My heart is breaking now that you
Have gone.
I know somehow I must move on,
Get through
The labyrinth of questions in
My mind.
And when I close my eyes I find
Your smiling eyes to cheer me up.
I’ll mend, though I can’t see it now.


Copyright © 2018 Abigail Gronway – All Rights Reserved

Welcome to my series, Incremental Poetry, where each week the featured poem will be one line longer than the one I share the week before. I have no idea how long I’ll keep this up, so we’ll just have to wait and see. Thank you for stopping by.

Shoe Laces
form created by Michael Fantina
but named by Doubletake, who likes the way the end crosses
hendecastich (11-line poem)
alternates iambic feet of four (tetrameter) and one (monameter)
in terms of syllables: 8-2-8-2-8-2-8-2-8-2-8
rhyme scheme: abbacddceff


6 Replies to “Incremental Poetry ~ 11 Lines”

    1. Thank you, Ken. I’m one of those weird people who loves both writing and math. I studied English in college but taught algebra and Spanish for many years. 🙂 Sometimes I free-style, but I love the discipline of structure.

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    1. I totally agree on both counts. It is a matter of taste, and free verse offers liberties not possible with rhyme. And not just rhyme. There are times when I don’t want to be bothered with a strict rhythm. Free verse gives me the openness to speak more conversationally.

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