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
Again
Your smiling eyes to cheer me up.
Somehow
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.

Scansion:
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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