Two Hundred and Eleven Months, By Donna Matthews


Let’s experiment with a French poetry form today called Triversen Poetry. From Brewer,

Here are the guidelines of the Triversen:

Each stanza equals one sentence.
Each sentence/stanza breaks into 3 lines (each line is a separate phrase in the sentence).
There is a variable foot of 2-4 beats per line.
The poem as a whole should add up to 18 lines (or 6 stanzas).


Two Hundred and Eleven Months

today, I did the books,
closing month number
two hundred and eleven

the music loud, calculator busy,
and my leg bouncing
with heavy concentration

loading a new year budget,
reconciling bank accounts,
and downloading reports

but, I wonder though,
if this will be my last month to close
as all things must come to an end

because I know the inevitable
that someday I’ll be gone
and another will have this job

to close these books
that I’ve cared for
these two hundred and eleven months

Now to you…wanna try a Triversen poem? Share a link in the comments below!

I am on a personal challenge to explore and write in 100+ different poetic forms.  To assist me in this journey is Robert Lee Brewer’s The Complete Guide of Poetic Forms where he gives the form and an example. Two Hundred and Eleven Months is #27 in this collection I’m calling, very simply, 100+ Poetic Forms.

Hey y’all, thanks for visiting the Go Dog Go Cafe and I hope you enjoyed reading today’s selection. I am Donna Matthews, a born and bred Texan who can usually be found writing, painting, taking pictures, or traveling the world on foot. I’m all about love, people, sharing, and doing life together and would love to get to know you. I host two blogs…the first, The DJ Ranch, documents my personal adventures while the second, Slay The Chaos, focuses on mindsets, technology, productivity and organization. Come on over for a visit sometime 💙

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