Incremental Poetry ~ 33 Lines

Transient 1

And I Still Dream

Gone is winter’s freeze.
Now all the more I miss
seeing you walk through the door…
our days of youthful bliss…
how you used to tease…
my inner thrill
whenever you’d squeeze
my hand with emphasis…
(or my secret place explore…).

Your face I can’t dismiss,
for somehow you’ve seized
me by the will;
and I pray
that with my quill
your ear I will please,
as from our genesis
to this day, my words outpour
(though parts are fortaliced
in parentheses).

The songbirds trill
high away
the noonday
sky. And I still
dream of birds and bees,
and being your Mrs.—
Lion bears seeds by the score;

this one bears you my kiss,
sent on summer breeze,
trusting it will
find its way
soon to


Copyright © 2019 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.

Forlorn Suicide
Invented by Nataly Scott, a.k.a. NatyDel
I am not sure how the form got its name.
Comprised of 4 stanzas: a nonostich (9 lines), a decastich (10 lines), an octostich (8 lines), and a hexastich (6 lines)
Total length: 33 lines

This scansion is built upon the rhyme scheme, for every letter in the rhyme scheme has a particular syllable count:
a = 5 syllables
b = 6 syllables
c = 7 syllables
d = 4 syllables
e = 3 syllables
f = 2 syllables
x = 1 syllable

Rhyme scheme: abcbadabc badedabcba defedabc badefx, where x is unrhymed.

Thus, the syllabic structure is:

Despite the depressing title of this form, it is my understanding that the topic is entirely at the poet’s discretion.

Looks good centered, but I’m not sure if it’s a requirement of the form.

My Dear Readers

The first weekend of March I will be at my very first juried art show! That said, the next couple weeks will be dedicated to the studio, with less time given to my blogs. I will check in from time to time, but please excuse me if it takes a little while to answer comments. Thank you so much for reading! I’ll be back!

5 Replies to “Incremental Poetry ~ 33 Lines”

  1. Good luck with your art show. Show us some pictures of your creations here. I loved your 33 line poem – the words match the shape… right down to the last kiss! Yes, it found its way ❤

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