Stay By Me – Eco Form – January 17, 2015

by Georgia

lilac tree

stay by me
even as the dawn breaks
the sun gives way
to another cold day of rain
stay here between these silken sheets
stay by me

here we’re warm
we can play here ’til noon
we can talk too
listen to my story of trees
stay here between these silken sheets
here we’re warm

let’s sleep on
no reason to get up now
our bodies are warm
we have our spring in winter
stay here between these silken sheets
let’s sleep on

stay by me
here we’re warm
let’s sleep on
[goodbye my love]

G.s.k. ‘16

The form I used is an experimental invented form which I created for the occasion of this poem. When I first published it on my blog it had no name yet.  I’ve decided to call it “Eco Form” or The Echo Form because of the repetition.

Here’s what the Eco is:

  • A four stanza poem
  • Word count 3-5-4-6-6-3
  • The first and last lines repeat in each stanza.
  • The fifth line is the same in each stanza throughout the poem
  • The last stanza is  a four line “conclusion” where each of the first lines of the poem  echo – the fourth line [closed in brackets]  ties the whole poem up.

(5) Words: | REASON | BREAK | STAY | GIVE | RAIN |
The Secret Keeper: Weekly Writing Prompt #19

3 Comments to “Stay By Me – Eco Form – January 17, 2015”

  1. I thank you for naming your poem. Thought I was going off. I read and commented on your other site earlier today or yesterday. A good style. I like both names for the title of style. Let them both stand.

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