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…

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I worry about you
"That isn't new!"
You're young.  Its a mistake. I wish you knew
I worry about you.

"Don't!"
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
Haunting;
said not too long ago

Some twenty odd years or so...
"I worry about you," said with concern
Stop!
I had replied then, vain or naive, unable to discern

"You'll understand one day,"
"Some day...
when I've gone away."
My mother had said tenderly.
P.C. From the Net

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Posted by:Smitha V

A banker by profession, a blogger by choice, a poet by accident, and an artist at heart. Imperfectly perfect - that's me. Welcome to my world!

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