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Hi everyone!   How fast time flies and here we are again with another poetry form to learn and add to our poetry toolbox.

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.


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.

Photo by Grace

Here are my examples @Grace Guevara:

  1. Summertime in Ontario

Yesterday’s cold dusted in a blink
Blink, and the minute turns
Turns to long hour, my eyes
Eyes the clock, sun burns

Morning air is humid, crackles
Crackles turn to birdsongs
Birdsongs break the crisp hum, hush
Hush! where’s the rain, so far along

Evening paints a peach cooler time
Time is patient as sugar maple trees
Trees so vibrant green, summer is a toast
Toast to begonias, blue sky, buzzing bees!

2.  Weekdays in a blur

Monday {yawns} opens the door to Tuesday
Tuesday rushes in, fluffs the pillows for Wednesday
Wednesday offers ice wine & hot gossip to Thursday
Thursday laps it all up, in cruise control, awaiting Friday
Friday is in a pink party mood, dancing until early Saturday
Saturday is in no hurry, lounging in pajamas until Sunday
Sunday is <lost> in book & clouds, forgetting time & Monday


Here is how to join us if you are new:
  • Write a Loop Poem based on the writing challenge as described above. Post it on your blog or website.
  • Enter your name and direct link to your poem in Mr. Linky.
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  • Follow the links to other poets. Read and comment on other poems.  We all appreciate feedback on our poems.
  • Link back to dVerse so others can find us too.
  • Have fun!