Decastich Notes

From ‘The Book of Forms’ by Lewis Turco, the Decastich is any complete poem of 10 lines. There is no mention of meter, syllable count or rhyme schematics giving a lot of scope to the poet for experimentation and exploration of ideas.

Example: Heart Fruit by Terry Clitheroe

My fantasies of you
go beyond the realm of dreams.
You have awakened my soul
and when I close my eyes
I can imagine how you feel
and how you taste when I kiss you.
Desire for your kisses sets my soul on fire
with passion licking at the flames.
You have become the food of love
the fruit of my heart

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