Incremental Poetry ~ 15 Lines

By the Waters

Creation the more acquainting
Silent and happily painting

On placid lake’s surface striding
While from hungry nibblers hiding

Driftwood worn smooth, freely floating
Tumbling, each surface recoating

Such power invigorating
The thunder exhilarating

Into my exile inviting
You, on stationery writing

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.

Compound Word Verse
invented by Margaret R. Smith
consists of 5 tercets, for a total of 15 lines
Syllabic count for each stanza: 8-8-3
Rhyme scheme: aab ccb ddb eeb ffb, where b is a compound word related to a word in the title



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