Tuesday, July 29, 2008

In Praise of the Rictameter

In Praise of the Rictameter

This form,
Rictameter.
Is it crazy to write
Such poems, to count out two, four, six,
Eight, ten syllables, back again, no rhyme?
But try it! Experiment, say
Many things, few words; great
Thoughts or small fit
This form.


Copyright 2008 by Marlys Marshall Styne

1 comment:

Lisa Allender said...

I'm a Haiku nut! Love it. Currently working on a few Pantoums. Want to write a good Villanelle, too! Keep up the great work. I commented at your most recent post(above this one), and am scrolling through, to learn more about your writing background.....Thanks!