Analysis of A wish

Laurent Colvin 1964 (San Francisco)



A wish,
wished by few,
wishing wishes mattered
or came true.

Silently hoped for
silently endured.
Silently
disappointed,
and privately absurd.

I wish my wish
realized or not.
With my wish I have some hope.
Hope,
right now,
is all I’ve got,
and my wish helps me cope.

Dashed on the rocks
before I fell.

A wish
never uttered
is a hope
in hell.


Scheme Abcb xxxxc adeexde xf Acef
Poetic Form
Metre 01 111 101010 111 10011 10001 100 010 010001 1111 1011 1111111 1 11 1111 011111 1101 0111 01 1010 101 01
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 322
Words 64
Sentences 8
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 5, 7, 2, 4
Lines Amount 22
Letters per line (avg) 12
Words per line (avg) 3
Letters per stanza (avg) 53
Words per stanza (avg) 13
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Submitted by Nivloc on April 29, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Laurent Colvin

Author of the Book Progressive Outrage Explored with Tarot and the Tarot Deck titled America Eclipsed more…

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