Midnight and Beyond

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub 
MTB: Poetry form:  The Eleventh Power and More
(Posted by Grace)

"For today’s Meeting the Bar/Poetry Form, we will craft a poem using 11 line stanza."

I. Eleventh Power is an invented stanzaic form introduced by Christina Jussaume who requests the subject be uplifting. The elements of the Eleventh Power are:

- stanzaic, written in any number of 11 line stanzas.
- syllabic, 11 syllables each, per line.
- rhymed, rhyme scheme:   abababccddd or ababababccc.

When clock strikes midnight and darkness shields the sky,
a peaceful sense, an inner calmness ensues.
Whether reading or watching TV, I sigh.
No more phone calls, regular or robot dudes.
Soft light on, I am free as a dragonfly.
My shoulders loosen and  my body renews.
I stay up as late as I can curled on couch,
my neck and back voice complaints if I should slouch.
Did you ever feel that you were the only
person in the world–without being lonely?
Somewhere in this poem, there might be a theory.


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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5 Responses to Midnight and Beyond

  1. Sadje says:

    That time when you have no tasks to do and no obligation to fulfill; it’s so liberating


  2. Grace says:

    Love that time – its quiet and I can relate to the freedom feeling.


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