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Hello dVerse Poets!

Welcome to the MTB Session! This is Sanaa, introducing a new form for us all to try out and have fun with.


Picture courtesy: Aerial photography of the sea hitting sand at daytime by Lachlan Dempsey, Unsplash

Before we begin, I’d like you all to mark your calendars, for dVerse Open Link LIVE next Thursday from 3 to 4 PM EST . . . ALSO on Saturday, April 22nd, from 10 to 11 AM, EST. Come read a poem or just listen. Hope to see you at one or both! ❤️

Line messaging is a poetry form created by Angel Favazza where the poet seeks to utilize the last line of each stanza to bring forth and represent an idea, a thought and notion.

There is no fixed meter, syllable count or rhyme scheme here except that the last line of each stanza (when read separately from the poem) should deliver an independent message or be a poem all on its own. Here is an example:


I, a mere woman; yet of mind and heart,
walk alone past the cemetery gates.
Reaching out to touch the crude, dim metal
a glorious thought takes me—

I stand still for my heart can walk no more
and the vital force within my breast
grieves with the knowledge of a youth now faded.
Submit; succumb to this sublime graveyard,
beyond the sorrow of generations gone.

Independent flowers mock the very
ground from which they rise;
Inspiration grows within me.

Copyright © 2009 Angel Favazza

Source: Shadow Poetry

For today’s MTB challenge, I invite you all to try out this new poetic form. Be philosophical, somber or serious, show us your playful side or even better, be romantic! The choice is yours.

To join us for Thursday’s Meeting the Bar, here’s how to join: 

  • Write a Line messaging poem on your blog.
  • Enter a link directly to your poem and your name by clicking Mr. Linky below and remember to check the little box to accept the use/privacy policy.
  • There you will find links to other poets, and more will join during the next 48 hours so check back to read other entries.
  • Read and comment on other poet’s work, we all go here to have our poems read.
  • Please link back to dVerse from your site/blog.
  • Comment and participate in our discussion below, if you like.

Have fun. I look forward to seeing what you come up with! ~Sanaa~