Medi-tative, or: Calm-ing

My 1st ‘waltz wave’

Sit-
ting here,
con-
sider-
ing my words,
while count-
ing
all my
syllables
is fairly re-
laxing for
me. Al-
most
medi-
tative, I
would say.
Waves
are calm-
ing.

32 thoughts on “Medi-tative, or: Calm-ing”

  1. I break up words for syllable count often, but I don’t generally use hyphens. They add to your verse though, and do slow it down into a gentle rhythm. (K)

    1. I was just trying to work with the form, Kerfe… and hyphens felt natural to me. Maybe I was not brave enough yet to split up words in a less conformist way πŸ™‚

  2. An interesting arrangement of splitting the words, and I found that it slowed my reading — for my brain to connect the words. It’s a neat way to create a different flow in a poem. And I agree: waves are certainly calming πŸ™‚

    1. Yes, they are, Dave.

      And thank you – I agree with you about the hyphens… that’s why I included them in the title of the poem πŸ™‚

      Sincerely,
      David

  3. “This form seems to educe a soothing cadence as the lines gently increase and decrease…”
    This is so cool, like the words are given an actual ability to move to and fro radiating a sense of catharsis. Beautifully penned!

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