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.