Written for: Poetic Bloomings In-Form: Decuain
“Our return to the Decuain (pronounced deck•won), features a short poem made up of 10 lines. There are 10 syllables per line, and the poem is written in iambic pentameter. It may be written on any subject.”
You may choose among 3 rhyme schemes:
ababbcbcaa, ababbcbcbb, or ababbcbccc
We sat in kitchen of your empty house
now silent without your laughter, your smile,
to sort out your belongings as if brow-
sing through a shop, having chills all the while.
I wished to clink glasses to toast your style,
discuss memories that we both enjoyed.
You live in each painting, and in book piles.
You used humor when sad times could destroy.
In looking at possessions, I see how
they were part of you. I’ll take care, I vow.