Eleventh Power

• Eleventh Power is an invented stanzaic form introduced by Christina Jussaume who requests the subject be uplifting.
The is:
○ stanzaic, written in any number of 11 line stanzas.
○ syllabic, 11 syllables each.
○ rhymed, rhyme scheme abababccddd or ababababccc.

Pasted from http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?/topic/2192-invented-forms-from-poetry-styles/
My thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on this fine PMO resource.

My example

Not to Waste (Eleventh Power)

Each day if a morning comes it seems a gift;
there’s more to do I have not yet done to date.
A poem to read to give my soul a lift
and poems to write before it is too late.
When younger, the days seemed not too short or swift,
but now I realize that time for no man waits.
There’s someone for whom for whom a cheerful smile
will brighten the day and make it more worthwhile.
A joke or a smile’s not wasted anywhere
and feeling alright’s a proper mood to share.
Today’s an extra! So live it like you care.

© Lawrencealot – October 11, 2014

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Eleventh Power