Storm of Death

Form: Quatrains The air tastes fresh and clean after the stormWith skies still violent red in nature’s rage.As clouds gather into a thunderous swarmWe rush to seek shelter from the carnage. Who sees the butterfly, she’s lost alone,A flutter of wings as rain starts once more.She is battered by speed of the cycloneCrushed, she falls … Continue reading Storm of Death

Pathya Vat Notes

Pathya Vat is an interesting SE Asian form that has a short syllable count. Each stanza consists of four lines of four syllables with lines two and three rhyming. There is no stanza limit. Rhyme scheme: xaax xbbx xccx and so on A French influenced variant for multiple stanzas is to rhyme the middle lines … Continue reading Pathya Vat Notes