A BLITZ: With Forever Hope

A form of poetry created by poet Robert Keim in 2008. It is a 50-line poem of short phrases and images. The “Blitz” poem is well-named, as the fifty short lines are read in rapid-fire fashion. “The form really relies on sound and rapid “flow.” ~Rob Keim.
Here are the rules:
⦁ Line 1 should be one short phrase or image (like “build a boat”)
⦁ Line 2 should be another short phrase or image using the same first word as the first word in Line 1 (something like “build a house”)
⦁ Lines 3 and 4 should be short phrases or images using the last word of Line 2 as their first words (so Line 3 might be “house for sale” and Line 4 might be “house for rent”)
⦁ Lines 5 and 6 should be short phrases or images using the last word of Line 4 as their first words, and so on until you’ve made it through 48 lines
⦁ Line 49 should be the last word of Line 48
⦁ Line 50 should be the last word of Line 47
⦁ The title of the poem should be three words long and follow this format: (first word of Line 3) (preposition or conjunction) (first word of line 47)
⦁ There should be no punctuation, except for an ellipse after the final two words in lines 49 & 50.

With Forever Hope
Dark night
Dark moon hope
Hope still seeks
Hope still peeks
Peeks through
Peeks seeing
Seeing lovers
Seeing smiles
Smiles in eyes
Smiles no fear
Fear not darkness
Fear not night
Night alone
Night walks
Walks together
Walks listening
Listening to whispers
Listening to silence
Silence eyes talking
Silence loves way
Way to much
Way to far
Far no near
Far more
More so much
More love
Love for you
Love of nature
Nature truelove
Nature nurturers
Nurturers love
Nurturers life
Life fauna flora
Life you and me
Me your partner
Me your lover
Lover yes yours
Lover forever
Forever you and me
Forever together
Together our choice
Together as one
One once two
One chance taken
Taken, three from love
Taken too new life with
With new hope
With our childrens future


© Mick E Talbot 2017/66


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