Loop Poetry

 
Loop Poetry is a poetry form created by Hellon. There are no restrictions on the number of stanzas nor on the syllable count for each line. In each stanza, the last word of the first line becomes the first word of line two, last word of line 2 becomes the first word of line 3, last word of line 3 becomes the first word of line 4. This is followed for each stanza. The rhyme scheme is abcb.
 
Variations
 
1. Stanzas, writers choice on the number, no rhyming, the last word, first word scheme is maintained. 
 
2. One long stanza, no limit on number of lines, no rhyming scheme, the last word, first word scheme is maintained.
 
3. Couplets mixed with 4 line stanzas, the last word, first word scheme is maintained in the stanzas. It can also be used in the couplets.
Rhyme scheme is ab, cc, defg, hh, ii, jklm, nn, oo.
 
Example #1:
How I See You
 
Eyes that don’t see
see the things that you do
do you wish me to describe
describe how I see you…
 
Skin so delicate
delicate as a rose
rose that will blossom
blossom as it grows.
 
Hair moving gently
gently you tease
tease…softly whispering
whispering summer breeze.
 
Voice so melodic
melodic singing birds
birds, such sweet tunes
tunes…enchant like your words.
 
Dress…rustling
rustling tress bare
bare as leaves fall
fall, the colour of your hair.
 
Your perfume..sweet fragrance
fragrance frangipani’s bring
bring back many memories
memories of spring.
 
Yes…I am blind
blind, yet I see
see in my mind
mind you fill will glee.
 
Copyright © 2009 Hellon
 
Example #2:
Bloody eyes
 
Bloody eyes..watching..waiting
waiting in gloomy shadows
shadows of night
night so…still
still they watch, still they wait
wait for you
you..the next victim
victim of evil
evil that lurks
lurks in silence
silence then…screams
screams…then silence
silence of night
night of shadows
shadows of gloom..waiting
waiting…watching
watching..bloody eyes
 
Copyright © 2009 Hellon
 
Example #3:
Picture Frame
 
Looking out at the world from a picture frame
smile frozen in time.. skin of porcelain
 
Eyes of green meadows on a warm summer’s day
auburn hair falling cascades to disarray…
 
disarray like her life
life changed this young girl
girl with a past
past life..secrets hidden
 
around the frame wallpaper is faded
just like her life, over…jaded
 
smile frozen in time behind emerald eyes
there in a past entwined with lies
 
Lies…there were many
many secrets..haunting
haunting her now
now re-living the nightmare
 
Fear of a night she would rather forget
so long ago still she lives with regret
 
picture frame now smashed, shattered glass on the floor
just like her life, dreams are no more.
 
Copyright © 2009 Hellon All Rights Reserved
 

 

Too many options for this poet to choose among!
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