Poetry Friday: Zeno Form

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Poetry Friday is hosted at Merely Day By Day. Thanks, Cathy.

Last night I read a zeno by by Carol Varsalona at Today’s Little Ditty.

It was invented by J. Patrick Lewis .
Here’s the challenge from him: I’d like to challenge your readers to write a “zeno,” which is a new verse form I invented. The zeno was inspired by the “hailstone sequence” in mathematics. I define a zeno as a 10-line poem with 8,4,2,1,4,2,1,4,2,1 syllables that rhyme abcdefdghd.

Driving to work yesterday was much like this:

First storm of autumn: drenching rain,
leaves tumble down.
Branches
sway.
Morning quiet,
darkness
stays.
Changing season
shortens
days.

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Happy Friday.
Happy Poetry.