my broken heart cries within
silent regrets undoing time
our past in a dream sublime.
Forget-Me-Nots in my tonic and gin
its magical elixir clings to my lips.
embraced emotions weep in my eyes
love, intoxicating, grows with each sip
only sweet hellos and no goodbyes
© Eugenia Hoffman
Eugenia enjoyed a dedicated career in the insurance industry for over 20 years being rewarded both professionally and personally. Now it’s time for Eugenia to follow her dreams by doing things she enjoys…spending time with family, learning, sharing, traveling, and writing poetry. Eugenia’s writing and creative endeavors can be found at her blogs, Eugi’s Causerie and Eugi’s Milieu. Eugenia has authored eBooks Fanciful Delights and Mama, me and Mother Nature, and also has writings at Spillwords, PoetrySoup, and beBee.com.
original Dec. 8, 2020
Poetic form – Italian Octave
Here are the guidelines:
- Eight-line poem or stanza
- Iambic pentameter (or 10 syllables per line)
- Rhyme scheme: abbaabba
There are no restrictions on subject matter for this form.