Decima I

by Jem Croucher
For Jemverse this is long overdue
a 'decima' poem ten lines long
which captures rhyme in lines so few
and speaks of syntax in a song
which I as poet bring to you
No syllabic sequence here
but rhyming lines to be quite clear
which read together each combine
to aid the rhythm of each line
and culminate in this idea


A big shout out here to Frank Hubeny for the idea and inspiration; I suspect there may well be more ‘decima’ poems from Jemverse.

Decima poems are ten lines long with a rhyming sequence of ABBAACCDDC

2 Comments to “Decima I”

  1. They rhyme does aid the rhythm in each line. I am glad you like the decima. It is one of my favorite forms. I first heard about it from Ronovan Hester last year.

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