In Diminishing Verse poems, something must, as the name implies, diminish. To create a diminishing poem, let the last word of each line be the same as the last word of the line above it – minus a letter or two.
I thought this one would be super simple. Instead, I spend a lot of time on this one wondering what the heck I was doing. I persevered to provide you with this very humble example of a Diminishing Verse poem. As much trouble as it is, it’s still fun playing with words.
Let to our hearts’ endearment
Memories of you to my heart endear
Though gone, it is not the end.