Today, challenge is to write a poem that stretches your comfort zone with line breaks. That could be a poem with very long lines, or very short lines. Or a poem that blends the two. You might break to emphasize (or de-emphasize) sounds or rhymes, or to create a moment of hesitation in the middle of a thought. The craft resource for today, consists of Alberto Ríos’s thoughts on the poetic line.
Well, here’s mine for today…
I worry about you
“That isn’t new!”
You’re young. Its a mistake. I wish you knew
I worry about you.
There was nothing more to say
My love, an obstacle, in her way
I watched her…hoped she’d understand some day.
“I worry about you”
The words ring
Said not too long ago
Some twenty odd years or so…
“I worry about you,” said with concern
I had replied then, vain or naive, unable to discern
“You’ll understand one day,”
“One day…when I’m gone away.”
My mother had said tenderly.
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