#OctPoWriMo – Day 11 – Diminishing Hexaverse – Phone is Ringing


#OctPoWriMo – Day 11 – Diminishing Hexaverse – Phone is Ringing

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Time for the October Poetry Writing Month at #OctPoWriMo!

Theme for 2018 is a one lined quote that gives me inspiration for writing a Poem – These quote are copied from Goodreads.com – tag poetry.

“Don’t use the phone. People are never ready to answer it. Use poetry.” ― Jack Kerouac

Phone is ringing

Answer the phone I said
My husband said to me
No, I’m eating my tea
So the phone kept ringing
No one would answered it
So the phone stopped ringing.

Later on it rang
and kept on ringing
No one answered it
we did not hear it
as we were outside

Next day it rang
after breakfast
No one answered
we were working.

Later on
phone rang loud
I heard it

they hung


The Diminishing Hexaverse
• a poem in diminishing 6 stanzas, made up of a sixain, followed by quintet, followed by a quatrain, followed by a tercet followed by couplet and ending in a single stich.
• syllabic, L1-L6 6 syllables each, L7-L11 5 syllables each, L12-L15 4 syllables each, L16-L18 3 syllables each, L19-L20 2 syllables each and finally L21 1 syllable. (20 Lines)  • unrhymed.

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley




    • Thanks, I don’t think it’s that bad, when it comes to answering landline phones, as I do answer it, and it is usually at teatime, and most times it’s telemarketers wanting money.
      Have a nice day.

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  1. Elsie, I enjoyed this poem and know the truth you describe. I do answer most
    of the time….just in case. I do get calls from abroad and then the house phone
    is the cheaper alternative for them.
    Most of the time it is someone asking if I am the home owner to which I ask: who is asking please……phone goes dead. 😊


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