Poetry by Jeff Green

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Impossible Question

by cricketjeff on July 14, 2010.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

We met and then the world was new,
We kissed and everything was changed
And now you want life rearranged —
How can I find a way to not love you?

You raised me to a better view,
A vantage point above the clouds,
Above the mean and milling crowds —
How can I find a way to not love you?

Your eyes no longer fill with dew,
You want to take away those years,
Whilst I still bathe in all the tears —
How can I find a way to not love you?

We met and then the world was new;
How can I find a way to not love you?

Author notes

While playing with writing a kyrielle sonnet I tried something slightly different. I liked the repeat but preferred iambic pentameter for the subject matter I was dealing with and I wanted a rhyming couplet, this A1bbA2 accA2 addA3 A1A2 rhyme scheme gave me that and others appeared to like the structure and have written the form, now called an “echo sonnet”.

There is no need, I usually prefer not to, to use exactly the same repeating line, but at least the rhyming word should be. A slowly developing line is often effective, I hope the perfect repeats here work for you.