Incremental Poetry ~ 12 Lines

I Wish to Be

I wish to be with you tonight—
When evening sky has darkness thrust,
While you and I are still robust;
Then I would toil with all my might,
To rid your anxious heart of fright—
The one in whom you safely trust
I wish to be.

When darkness shall be brought to light,
When hands unfold, as sure they must,
Before we turn from dust to dust,
The giver of a second sight
I wish to be.


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.

With today’s post I am also jumping into #OctPoWriMo. This is the first time I’ve ever participated in a month-long poetry challenge, but since I already write a poem per day, I figured it would be nice to take part. There is still time for you to join too. Just click the link in this paragraph and add your link-up to the ones on the page. You only need to link-up once for the entire month. The link-up is open through October 5th.

Thank you for stopping by.

a dodecastich (12-line poem) made up of a septet and a quintet
total length: 12 lines
Syllabic structure: 8-8-8-8-8-8-4, 8-8-8-8-4
Often written in iambic tetrameter, with an iambic dimeter refrain on lines 7 & 12.
Rhyme scheme: (R/a)bbaabR abbaR
The first four syllables of L1 are repeated on L7 & L12 as the refrain.
The end of L1 has an a rhyme.


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