Today’s challenge via napowrimo.net is to write a variation of the sonnet, called a ‘duplex‘. A duplex is, like a sonnet, a poem with 14 lines, but it consists of seven 2-lined stanzas, where the first line of the second stanza echoes the sentiments of the second line of the first, and so on. The last line is the same as the first line. This form of the sonnet was developed by the poet Jericho Brown.
I had so much fun writing this duplex because I felt like I needed a challenge to get me to write something good, today. And I am so glad that my poem turned out well, too. I hope you enjoy reading it! Please also go check out my best friends’ pages, Kittu’s Modern Mixtape, and Amour Infini. They’re amazing writers and you’ll find wonderful poems on their pages.
Happy reading! Xx
I look for pieces of me in faces I meet,
And reach for a thread that binds us–
As you reach for the thread that binds us,
Not knowing if we’ll ever meet again;
I don’t know if I’ll see you again,
But I know you feel familiar,
You felt like home, warm and familiar,
You felt like a piece of my heart–
I looked for me, but found your heart,
And in it, pieces of me, instead,
We found each other in us, instead,
And in you, I found pieces of me;
You say, “I knew you to be a part of me–
I look for pieces of me in faces I meet.”
~© Shubhangi Srinivasan.
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