Today, I studied the form of the Elegy. An elegy (not to be confused with eulogy) is a poem of mourning. The subject can be a person, thing or idea that has been lost to the poet somehow. It consists of three parts. Grief and sorrow, praise and admiration, and consolation and solace. Stanzas are usually 4 lines of two end rhyming couplets. I chose to write mine with 10 syllable lines and one stanza for each part.
I plan to create an Elegy poem coupled with graphic art/manip for tomorrow for my seasonal_spuffy posting day from the POV of Spike after S5 The Gift.
I had a hard time coming up with a subject to "mourn" in real life. I haven't had much loss to deal with yet. But then, I remembered something that was very emotional for me to lose as a teen, moving into adulthood. The title of my elegy is: Goodbye, Puppy Love ( Elegy, this way. )