“Patience”

Good morning friends!

Since it’s the weekend, I can get a bit fancier with my poetry. I decided to try an echo poem, found in my collection of poetry forms (started last April). While writing, I used near rhymes, similar sounding words and rhymes to create this poem.

I first learned about the echo poem through a poem, “Acceptance,” written by A Dash of Sunny. She is a very talented poet and her playful words never cease to inspire me.

Patience is not a roll of dice;
Echo: price
Race and youโ€™ll miss the sights
Echo: bites

Eager for social praise;
Echo: craze
Another is faster to steal the prize
Echo: cries

In my head sounds a โ€œclunk;โ€
Echo: funk
Clorox wipe away thought-junk
Echo: shrunk

Patience grows from breath
Echo: death
I move towards grace
Echo: pace

Photo Courtesy of Shane Clements

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18 thoughts on ““Patience”

  1. This is awesome!! I m soo touched by your kind words Rose ๐Ÿ˜€ you’re amazing ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. Popped over here from Bastet’s page today to check out the echo poem – a new form to me. This is very cool. I’m going to have to try one.

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    1. Nice to meet you! I’ll pop over sometime to read your poems

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  3. VERY COOL๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ

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  4. An interesting form of poetry, resounds well. Great write.

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  5. clothespeggedpat October 3, 2015 — 11:28 pm

    This was a really cool form – definitely fascinating and I think you pulled this off really well. It has a very interesting flow – and the echoes form a repetition of sorts – that also act as breaks …. totally intriguing.

    Loved the ideas you created through this piece – well suited and complementary to each other. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. I’ve never seen one of these. You make it look very simple, which in sure it’s not ;). Very nicely done!

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  7. nice form. I love that part, ” I move towards grace. echo-pace.” ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. I love this line: “Clorox wipe away thought-junk”

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  9. Cool form … I think it’s something I’d like to try (and the read of course is splendid – which inspires me!)

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    1. Yeah. Ended up mindmapping the concept, taking the main ideas and listing all the rhymes, near rhymes for each word then working the poem out from there. Was quite the word puzzle ๐Ÿ˜€ Let me know when you write an echo poem. Would love to read it

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      1. I sure will let you know! Enjoyed reading how you the “mind mapped the concept” … Sound fun actually.

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