by Glenn Currier

Dear Bob--
he stood, his head
and face – a crimson red -
without a warning word ahead:
"To gathered crowd a speech and wisdom shed."
The TV spot would quickly spread.
His mouth agog – he fled
with speech unsaid
Bob's dead.

Learning a new poetry form:
I learned this form of poem from Sallie M. Young, she says the following
after her poem, "Windowpane:"
"This form is called "rubliw," a monorhyme form of an epistle that begins with a salutation in iambic monometer, followed by lines that are iambic dimeter, trimeter, tetrameter, pentameter, and descending in that reverse order. Thanks to David Spellman for introducing me to the form with his poem, Stephen, and A.J. Remington for further inspiration with his poem, To Fitzgerald."


Posted on 01/29/2002
Copyright © 2021 Glenn Currier

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Jeanne Marie Hoffman on 10/16/03 at 03:33 AM

Really interesting form, I'm glad I found out about it from you

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