Waltz Wave

WALTZ WAVE
This form, named for Leo Waltz, the Web Manager of Sol Magazine, asks for a one-stanza titled poem, with nineteen lines; each line has a set number of syllables.
Pattern:   1/2/1/2/3/2/1/2/3/4/3/2/1/2/3/2/1/2/1
Words may be split into syllables to fit the pattern.  This form seems to educe a soothing cadence as the lines gently increase and decrease, so it is suggested that topic chosen for this form also be soothing.
Today’s Gift (Waltz Wave)

White
blossoms
bloom
today
outside my
window
a
welcome
occurrence
since yesterday.
How many
mornings
have
I failed
to see the
gifts that
each
day brings
me?© Lawrencealot – April 15, 2014

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One Response to Waltz Wave

  1. Reason A. Poteet says:

    Such a welcome thought on the Christmas Day, Larry. I ran into this form on Poetry Soup and wanted an explanation of it. I googled the phrase and what to my wandering eyes should appear, but one of my favorite poets doing his favorite thing – itemizing. Thanks so much and have a Merry Christmas.

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