Today’s poetry form is called Lai Poetry. From Brewer,
A nine-line poem or stanza that uses an “a” and “b” rhyme following this pattern: aabaabaab. The lines with an “a” rhyme use 5 syllables; the “b” rhyme lines have 2 syllables.
This form is definitely a favorite and will be used again!
Glass and Metal Box
glass and metal box
groovy for the talks
other worlds, no clocks
worthy of detox
Now to you…wanna try a Lai poem? Share a link in the comments below!
I am on a personal challenge to explore and write in 100+ different poetic forms. To assist me in this journey is Robert Lee Brewer’s The Complete Guide of Poetic Forms where he gives the form and an example. Glass and Metal Box is #36 in this collection I’m calling, very simply, 100+ Poetic Forms.
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