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Poem #3

In poetry writing class, you learn about the different forms of poetry. You hear terms such as haiku, sestina, and lilibonelle. Today’s poem is a lento. I wrote this in my notes but naturally, ten years later, I have no idea what that means. Here is the google definition I looked up:


“A lento consists of two quatrains with a fixed rhyme scheme of abcb, defe as the second and fourth lines of each stanza must rhyme. To take it a step further, try rhyming the first and third lines as well as the second and fourth lines of each stanza in this rhyming pattern: abab, cdcd. The fun part of this poem is thrown in here as all the FIRST words of each verse should rhyme.”


Now I didn’t notice it at first in my poem but I did take the “fun part” route and rhymed all my first words of each verse. I called this one Vampire. Check it out:


Sleep all day until the night

Keep it hidden from every sight

Deep inside where no one sees

Weep the life it used to be

Take this beast away from me

Break the shell it slumbers in

Shake the spell I am under

Wake the one I am no longer

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12 replies

  1. Nel, this poem is fantastic. It is truly not vampire specific.

  2. I have no idea what that quoted paragraph means. In fact, I can’t even pronounce the words lol. But I liked the poem, so there’s that.

  3. Very good one, the last two lines are great!

  4. Beautiful and very meaningful poem. Liked it.


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