Okay, so youre writing a poem in a form that requires a fixed number of syllables or a fixed rhythm. You find a way to do it that will require contracting a word to
reduce its syllables or change its rhythm. Maybe its Towers down to Towrs or Murderers down to Murdrs. Try again.
Dont is a contraction you can use in a poem, but getting fancy will distract the reader. The reader is so busy trying to figure out how the contraction is pronounced or what its a
contraction of that he forgets what he is reading about. Stick with the tried and true contractions, even the poetic ones, but dont go inventing new ones. So, you then have to rewrite that whole line to
conform to the rhythm or syllable count? Its okay. Youll come up with something better.