A Descort poem
celebration's pretense even in most probable circumstances remains merely a beautifying curtain behind life's stages we speak words, even write them, to great roars of encore, encore cute, unwilling marionettes please I'd simply retire into the darkness if not for my present expectant audience
The descort differentiates itself from other forms by differentiating its lines from other lines within the poem. That is, the main rule of descort poems is that each line needs to be different from every other line in the poem.
A descort poem has different line lengths, meters, avoids rhyming with other lines, no refrains, and that goes for stanzas as well. In other words, no two lines in a descort should look like each other.
d’Verse Quadrille #155
The above descort poem is my take on d’Verse’s Quadrille challenge.
The Quadrille is simply a poem of 44 words (excluding the title), and it can take any form. This week’s challenge was to use the word “celebrate” in a Quadrille.
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48 thoughts on “Final act, or: Curtains”
Intriguing format, David. Love the poem!
🤎 Sara 🤎
So interesting, this form David…reading the rules, it almost sounds like it is not poetry…*smiles, and yet reading your excellent example…it IS poetry and reads very well, Congratulations on mastering yet another poetic style:)🌹
💗 Karima 💗 ~ thanks!
My pleasure David:)
Boy am I learning all about poems! Thanks David!
❤ Robert ❤ ~ thanks! How have you been post-getting ill?
David, I am doing much better but still not quite my old self. On the right road and happy about it!
Well done, David.
🥰 Dolly 🥰
In the last two lines you sound like a celebrity tired of fame 😎😎
💜 Veera 💜
💞I really enjoyed this one, Ben, I mean David. 🤣😘🥰thank you so much😉
❤ ❤ Amber ❤ ❤ ~ thanks for the lovely feedback!
This is such an incredibly poignant poem, David! ❤️
💕 Sanaa 💕
encore, encore, we want more we want more words oh only 44.
💝 Roger 💝 ~ thanks