We’re all on a diet.
When we’re thinner,
darling, there will be a riot—
give the winner
Beginning with today,
no more cheating,
though we around the table stay,
at the meeting
Copyright © 2020 Abigail Gronway – All Rights Reserved
Invented form patterned after Edward Taylor’s “Upon a Spider Catching a Fly.” He was considered the greatest colonial poet, although his works were not published until 1939.
Stanzaic, may be written in any number of cinquains
Metered: iambic, L1 = trimeter; L2, L4 = dimeter;
L3 = tetrameter; L5 = monometer
Rhyme scheme: ababb cdcdd… (at least near rhyme)