I moved a thousand miles away
but I still love you;
no longer think about you night and day
but I still love you.
You fell in love with someone else
and I still loved you
the distance, and the heartache like a dance
where I still love you.
I wake up in the morning from a dream
and all the stars morning stars agleam
with I-still-love you;
and it doesn’t cause me any pain
that I still love you
nor do I have a thing to gain
There’s really nothing more to say:
a stubborn thing this love is;
I just wanted you to know, in reading this
that I still love you.
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A poem using epiphora
Tonight, Laura is hosting ‘Meeting the Bar,’ and has asked for a poem using epiphora, meaning ‘consecutive end line repeats’ within the poem. As she explains ‘The repeated final words of epiphora are either exactly the same or sometimes for better effect, varying each time.’ She goes on to point out that:
Epiphora from Greek ‘to turn about/upon’ is used
- To drive home a point
- To make the words “catchy” or memorable
- To express a deeply held belief
- To convey strong emotion
- To create a regular rhyme scheme
So today we shall write our poem using any style or meter as long as it contains:1a. Epiphora (aka Epistrophe or Antistrophe ). The repeat lines should for the most part be consecutive although allowances are made for alternates as well as the use of the repeat word with variance. Employ repetitions with the maxim ‘ too often is too heavy’!
Is too often too heavy in this case? Well, as Laura tells us:
Epiphora in medical terms means watery eyes due to excess tear production. So you may like to write a tear-jerker, something sad at least. Its optional!
I think I met the bar on that point, at least!