#New Poetry Form – Anapeat – Still Her Eyes Kept Staring

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# New Poetry Form – Anapeat

Still Her Eyes Kept Staring

But still her eyes kept staring at me
even though I swiped my hand at her
the concrete wall was protection
from all the goings on around her
Even a bird hopping around the lawn

She never made a move to catch it
But still her eyes kept staring at me,
giving me a feeling of being watched
Why did you, a cat make me feel guilty,
guilty of what I still don’t know

Wondering why you stayed unmoved.
even a loud sneeze, you never moved
But still her eyes kept staring at me
Loud banging noises all around you,
and you never moved, just kept staring

Jumping up and down she didn’t move
Was something wrong with me
Can’t you see that I’ve had enough
But still her eyes kept staring at me
For sure there is something wrong

Are you deaf or maybe blind as well,
time for me to check out what’s wrong.
She was just a cat having forty winks,
eyes wide open but mind shut off.
But still her eyes kept staring at me.

The Anapeat repeats a phrase in several places within the poem.  

The poem consists of five stanzas of five lines each.  

The repeated phrase/line is the first line of the first stanza, the second line of the second stanzas, etc.  

All or part of the phrase is also the title of the poem.

There is no line length, meter, or rhyme requirements, however rhyme and meter may be used if the poet chooses to do so.

22 thoughts on “#New Poetry Form – Anapeat – Still Her Eyes Kept Staring

  1. There are so many forms of poetry, Elsie, I’ve never heard of; including Anapeat.
    This was a lovely read. I can imagine becoming quite ‘self-conscious’ by her stare! 🙂
    Hope this weekend finds you well..
    xoxoxo

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    • Thanks Carolyn, yes there are many different forms of poetry writing. I’m working my way slowly through some f them, keeps my brain working. I’m fine now over that flu virus thank goodness, John’s not to well, he sleeps the days away now. So sad after all the years we worked together on the farm. Happy days. I read your blog this morning, hope all is well with you.

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