12 Degrees & Skiving

what began as year-long challenge has become perpetual until further notice

• Week 49 • Triversen •

echo
quick reflexes between
your thought, my mouth

echo,
ensure you trail, plaintive,
babble my voice.

echo
when i preen: in windows;
shiny things; eyes.

echo,
wait for me while your words
cook and simmer,

echo,
proliferate, surface.
Ah, impatience,

echo;
my nod devalues
all you said yourself.

 

A triversen poem consists of 6 stanzas of 3 lines, no rhyme scheme and a syllabic structure of 2, 6, 4.

One comment on “• Week 49 • Triversen •

  1. Luke Daly
    March 30, 2013

    All due respect, but I think you’re mistaken in the syllabic limitation. They usually fall in that range because of the variable accentual stress (2-4 per line), but there is no strict syllabic count.

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