Oh I would not call this thing love,
much too simple.
We’re talking love.
This love is ours,
This is a Zeno poem:
Ten lines with the syllable count: 8/4/2/1/4/2/1/4/2/1 and a rhyme scheme of: a/b/c/d/e/f/d/g/h/d.
You know me and poetic forms, I enjoy the challenge of them. Short forms especially as I am verbose. My friend and fellow blogger GirlGriot is challenging herself this month by writing Zeno poems. You know I had to give this at least one try. And of course, typical of me, I break the rules, by using the same word as the rhyme.
It’s early in the month, I like it; I’ll be back with more…
Rai, where did you learn about these various poetic forms? Is there a website which defines them?
No one specific place, Bob. I discover them from other poetry sites and/or from other fellow poets (as I did with this form).
So glad you wrote a Zeno, Rai! I love that you played with the form and kept the same word for your rhyme throughout. I’m curious to see where else you’ll go with this form. It’s still smacking me about the head, but I’m hanging in there.