Teacher Tales: Free Verse Challenge

Teacher Tales: Free Verse Challenge
April 13, 2016 3 Comments For Authors, Writing Advice Eric Keizer

Saturday, Eric “Crow” Draven gave us a lesson on Free Verse poetry form. Today, I offer you my attempt to answer the challenge.

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Beneath the springtime rain,

And still bare trees,

We sip coffee,

while snippets of breaths,

float on  lakeside air.

We’re chilled, despite

steamed air and steamed milk,

steamy conversations,

remembered in hushed tones.

& maybe,

battles we fight inside


aren’t battles at all,

But, rather dreams

Of steam-

full heads, long forgotten.

Steamed snippets of breaths,

Float on lakeside air,

& We,

still chilled

Despite sipping on coffee,

Remember hushed battles

And whistling teakettles.

©2016 Eric Keizer

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  1. 3 Comments

    Lori Carlson

    Amazing free verse, Eric.. love the imagery and repetition throughout this piece.

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      Thank you so much, Lori! I appreciate your kind words. 🙂

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        Lori Carlson

        My pleasure, dear 🙂


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