Experimental Poetry Form: Ten

This experimental poetry form is called ten.  It has the following elements:

Stanzas: 1

Lines per stanza: 10

Letters per line: 10

Acrostic pattern: ATENTENTEN

 

This form might be a little difficult in the sense of combining the acrostic pattern with the letter count and having the poem flow and make sense, but, since the only other restriction is that there is one stanza (the restriction of the number of lines per stanza is contained in the acrostic pattern), it should not be too difficult to use.  Here is an example poem:

A dime’s here,
timid and so …
eventually,
not talking,
to quarters,
especially,
not that one,
the one here,
even though,
not one sees.

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