Even Odds

Written for:  Poetic Asides #444 – Write a number four poem.
“I’ll give everyone precisely four seconds to figure out what inspired today’s prompt, but there are so many ways to incorporate the number four in a poem: four-syllable lines, four-line stanzas, four-stanza poems, or write four poems with all these elements (which I might dub The Big Four–and see if it sticks). Beyond that, your poem could happen at four o’clock (a.m. or p.m.), could include four people, mention four objects, or any number (though mainly the number four) of other possibilities.”

Four is an even grouping,
a stanza, two couplets, a square.
Some thermostats are set to even,
cookies eaten two by two.

Guess I am the exception,
odd digits are more my style.
Four is part of my favorite number–
add three for a lucky seven.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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