New Glasses

Time passes
without new glasses
in many a year
now I see clear
everything near
and things far
how I look
nose in a book
why it took
years to see
I could not see
really beats me

NaPoWriMo Prompt Day 28 – Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem using Skeltonic verse. Don’t worry, there are no skeletons involved. Rather, Skeltonic verse gets its name from John Skelton, a fifteenth-century English poet who pioneered the use of short stanzas with irregular meter, but two strong stresses per line (otherwise know as “dipodic” or “two-footed” verse). The lines rhyme, but there’s not a rhyme scheme per se. The poet simply rhymes against one word until he or she gets bored and moves on to another.

Day 28 of NaPoWriMo and now that I’m done – two days to go. I have never heard of Skeltonic verse. NaPoWriMo was also where I learned about double dactyl which has one stressed, two unstressed syllables (times 2 for 1 line – double). And like the double dactyl as well as any metered verse, it takes me a few tries to get the meter thing to swing. 😉 Also, in case you missed the obvious, I picked up new glasses today.


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