The Ring – NaPoWriMo 2017 Day 28

The Ring

Image Courtesy: Srujana [For tirelessly trying to get the angle right]

Why the dream?
Of this ring agleam.
An engraved infinity,
Symbolizing eternity.
Enquiring they said it,
Your grandpa wore it.
Yet when I found it,
It was a perfect fit,
On my little finger no misfit.
Was it a dream?
Or perhaps a moonbeam?
Sent by you above,
To watch over me with love.


NaPoWriMo 2017 Day 28

Today’s prompt,

Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem using Skeltonic verse. Don’t worry, there are no skeletons involved. Rather, Skeltonic verse gets its name from John Skelton, a fifteenth-century English poet who pioneered the use of short stanzas with irregular meter, but two strong stresses per line (otherwise know as “dipodic” or “two-footed” verse). The lines rhyme, but there’s not a rhyme scheme per se. The poet simply rhymes against one word until he or she gets bored and moves on to another. Here is a good explainer of the form, from which I have borrowed this excellent example:

Not exactly a dipodic, but something like that. All content of the poem is true though. I did get a dream about a ring which had belonged to my grandfather. No one really remembers why it was resized…. still a mystery..

This is dedicated to my grandfather.  Life would have been so different if he were still here.

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