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Lessons in Form

by Brian Francis

The forms we use to cast our thoughts
from the page to our reader's mind
Can often be both learned and taught
if only, we just take our time

Assembling all the words just right
tweaking just how they are combined
A form can be both strict and tight
if only, we just take our time

Meter is the tool of measure
deciding how the poem is lined
rhyme can be a poet's pleasure
if only, we just take our time

Soon the task will be completed
the poem will be clearly defined
With every line fairly treated
if only, we just take our time


Author's Note: Form- Kyrielle (axaZ, bxbZ, cxcZ, dxdZ)

Posted on 02/05/2017
Copyright © 2020 Brian Francis

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 02/06/17 at 12:58 AM

I did not know this form. Nicely constructed and solid progression.

Posted by George Hoerner on 02/08/17 at 10:38 PM

Actually I like this form and how you used it. Nice write!!

Posted by Tim D Livingston on 04/17/17 at 12:06 AM

I like this form too! Poetry is about patience sometimes isn't it? Sometimes I'll do the initial write and revisit it later.

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