Sunday, 10 February 2019

My still voice - a diminishing hexaverse


Bid me write a poem
For my heart boils up
Wisdom, sense and skill
Emotions trapped in
Everyday’s business

Bid me to sing
Those songs unsung
Lying in books
iPad and phone

For a soul
yearns to hear
my still voice

In word
In song

Speak




Did you notice the tapering structure of the poem?
It starts with a stanza of 5 lines made of 5 syllables each, then a 4-line stanza of 4 syllables each, down to one stanza of one syllable.

This type of poem is called a Diminishing Hexaverse or Diminished Hexaverse.

Please share your comments on what you think of the poem. Thanks

Radiant ~ February 2019

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