In a recent post, Linda Luna works with the ‘trianglet’ form created by Mina M. Sutherland. New one on me.
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.
Aware of the whole
Greater than total –
Fine ground and brewed
Steaming in my cup
Won’t you wake me up
So I can write
What I mean