Hooray! or: Oy Vey!

An ‘Eleventh Power’ poem

Hooray! I love to rhyme! So, I s'pose I will!
'Course, counting syllables is also great fun!
No amount of wordplay could give me my fill;
Poetic forms enchant; p'raps I'll try this one!
It makes me feel good to hone my writing skills;
And once I have finished, it feels like I've won!
I'm not sure why odd forms give me such a thrill...
Well, they certainly beat going for a run!
If a form feels awkward I'll try to push through;
Sometimes I give up... then go at it anew.
Now I feel uplifted... Honestly, don't you?

Eleventh Power?

  • Has an uplifting subject;
  • Stanzaic: written in any number of 11 line stanzas;
  • Syllabic: each line is 11 syllables;
  • Rhymed: either abababccddd or ababababccc.

d’Verse prompt: The Eleventh Hour

The above uplifting ‘Eleventh Hour’ poem was written in response to this d’Verse prompt.


Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

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42 thoughts on “Hooray! or: Oy Vey!”

  1. It’s fun to give alternative forms a try, and I’m impressed by what you’ve written. I wanted to try the Eleventh Power option as well, but I kept drafting list poems during my writing session. Perhaps another time. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Bravo David! love this and your rhymn love and devotion in poetry..

    But this…. while true.. i might have to come get you up and out of that chair..
    ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    “I’m not sure why odd forms give me such a thrill…
    Well, they certainly beat going for a run!”

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