My Little Slice of Texas

Frank has challenged us today at Dverse to write poetry in Common verse using heptameter. I was a little short for time, so I reran an older one. It’s about my town in Texas. The first and third lines of each stanza have three iambs (feet). Numbers two and four have four iambs:

Home is where the heart is,
That’s what I was always told.
What sets my home apart is,
My town has a heart of gold!

City folks go racing
Don’t have time to say hello
Kerrville, at a slower pace
Cheers me when I’m feeling low

Think I’ll settle down here
Where the Guadalupe plays
Live my life with dear friends
Kerrville’s where I’ll spend my days

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10 thoughts on “My Little Slice of Texas

  1. frankhubeny says:

    Nice poem in honor of Kerrville. I could hear the seven iambs in the common meter throughout. I don’t think it matters how one splits those seven iambs into lines. The listener won’t see the line breaks. I like how you made the split.

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