Aristotle and Joe

In a recent post, Linda Luna works with the ‘trianglet’ form created by Mina M. Sutherland. New one on me.

Scansion:
Trianglet = a decastich in 1 stanza with syllabic length: 1-2-3-4-5-5-4-3-2-1
Rhyme scheme: AbcxddxcbA
The first and last lines are identical.

Okay, so I know what ‘scansion’ means, but what’s a decastich? Ah, I see. According to The Book of Forms: A Handbook of Poetics by Lewis Turco, a decastich is any whole poem of ten lines. And the little exes in the rhyme scheme mean no rhyme required.

So here comes my first trianglet. I shall name it… Greater: An Aristotelian Decastich.


One

Person

Becoming

Increasingly

Aware of the whole

Greater than total –

Finer attuned

To being

Beyond

One

 


And another…


 

Caffeination Supplication

 

Please

Coffee

Precious bean

Fine ground and brewed

Steaming in my cup

Won’t you wake me up

So I can write

What I mean

Clearly

Please

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