Wednesday, April 25, 2018

W is for Wolf and Wedge Verse

I am participating in the A to Z Challenge this month, and today's letter is T.

I wrote a Wedge verse also known as a Rhopalic.  More about this form here
Rhopalic - Each succeeding unit is longer than the preceding one. Applied to a line, it means that each successive word is a syllable longer that its predecessor. Applied to a stanza, each successive line is longer by either a syllable or a metrical foot.



This didn't make a lot of sense to me, so I have to go looking for a sample of it.  Otherwise it looks a lot like and Etheree....



Here's one where each word is one syllable longer:

Wolf
howling,
echoing,
penetrating,
reverberating,
Indefatigable,
individualistic
territorialization

by Donna JT Smith, ©2018

And then I did this one where each line is a syllable longer.  I hope this is right.  I like this second one...almost an etheree - just not 10 lines.

Wolf’s
Echoes
Refill night’s
Sail with wild wails
His song washing stars
Silver moon shimmers cold
Penetrating night’s presence
Wolf’s howls a turmoil under gray

By Donna JT Smith, ©2018

Oh, wait, I get the first one now...But wait... How about this format?  I am naming this one

Wolves howling nocturnal emanations
calling companions reunited
surreal circumstances
congregating













2 comments:

  1. Very nice. I got such a clear image of the wolves and their howls, and I could almost feel the silver moon shimmering cold! Melanie's Stories

    ReplyDelete

Drop some breadcrumbs! Let me know you were here!