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Timeless Love

This was written to illustrate a point during a discussion. The format is interesting. The stanzas are alternating iambic tetrameter and iambic trimeter. That is, the first line has 8 syllables and the second has 6. Every other syllable is accented, starting with the second. This subsequently turned out to be a favorite format of mine. In this piece, there is a rather unusual rhyme scheme as well. The first line of one stanza rhymes with the second line of the following stanza. The rhyme makes it very difficult to write, and verses have to be pieced together like a jigsaw puzzle. This took about an hour and a half, and the scratch work included some good lines that just would not fit in.

It has remained a favorite of mine, because it embodies one of my deepest romantic feelings. That is, a mate completes one's life, and through sharing makes each better than before.
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