Egg Timer

This form was apparently invented by Dorian Peterson Potter.
All the poems I found were written by her, and although you can see some variance below the following seem to be the specifications.

The Egg Timer is:
A decastich (10 line poem)
Syllabic 5/4/3/2/1/1/2/3/4/5
Unrhymed
Formulaic: The last five lines are the mirror image of the first five line.
Centered or not, at poets discretion.

 

~Spring~

(Egg Timer)

Spring arrived just sprung

Hear birds singing

Butterflies

Ladybugs

See

See

Ladybugs

Butterflies

Hear birds singing

Spring arrived just sprung

Grass is growing tall

Need to trim it

Rid of weed

Keep green

Nice

Nice

Keep green

Rid of weed

Need to trim it

Grass is growing tall.

Dorian Petersen Potter

aka ladydp2000

copyright@2014

Learning (Egg Timer)

Learning is great fun
Just learn each day
Something new
You can
Yes
Yes
You can
Something new
Just learn each day
Learning is great fun

Right under the sun
In the moonlight
You can have
New goals
Dreams
Dreams
New goals
You can have
In the moonlight
Right under the sun.
Dorian Petersen Potter
aka ladydp2000
copyright@2011

Time And More Time (Egg Timer)

From this recover

Need time to heal

Stand my ground

I’ll be

Strong

Strong

I’ll be

Stand my ground

Need time to heal

From this recover

March 7,2014

Pasted from http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/time-and-more-time-egg-timer/

See also Trick Poetry.

My example

Failing Frequently (Form: Egg Timer)

I alliterate
when I’m able.
I cannot
sometimes
though.
Though
sometimes
I cannot,
when I’m able
I alliterate.

© Lawrencealot – January 19, 2015

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