Throwback Friday – Loves me, loves me not – Eugenia

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

Image by pasja1000 from Pixabay

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.

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