Incremental Poetry ~ 38 Lines

Together in the Distance

a
gentle
hum
somewhere
interrupts
the still-
ness
of a
lonely night,
and threatens to
distract me
from my
thoughts
of you.
oh, but they
cannot
be
discharged
so
soon,
for you
and
I are
one spirit,
apart
for
a time,
but closer
together now
than ever
before—
the
distance
accomplished
the deed
when
nearness
failed.

Double Waltz Wave
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.

Scansion:
Waltz Wave
named for Leo Waltz, web manager of Sol Magazine
19-line titled poem in one stanza
Syllabic: 1-2-1-2-3-2-1-2-3-4-3-2-1-2-3-2-1-2-1
Unrhymed
Words may be split into syllables to fit the pattern.
This form seems to evoke a soothing cadence as the lines gently increase and decrease, so it is suggested that the topic also be soothing.

I doubled it to form a verse with 38 lines.

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