Y - YaDu

 

A Burmese form, YaDu is a climbing-verse poem. YaDu means "seasons" so will include a seasonal reference.   It also has the following rules:

up to 3 stanzas

5 lines each

lines 1-4 have 4 syllables

the last line has either  5,7,9, or 11 syllables

the staircase rule applies to lines 1 - 4

xxxa

xxax

xaxb

xxbc

line 5 ends with a rhyme of line 4

xxxxxxxxc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's Spring Again

 

it’s spring again

in the glen sing

the wren and thrush

in leaves lush green

the loveliest sight I’ve ever seen

 

©2021 Lisa Smith Nelson. All Rights Reserved

Comments

  1. Very impressive as always.
    https://iainkellywriting.com/2021/04/29/the-state-trilogy-a-z-guide-y/

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  2. It sounded super complicated, but the end result is beautiful! :)

    The Multicolored Diary

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    1. It does sound complicated! It took me a bit to understand. That's why I left the rhymes in color, I'd done that for my own use, but it might be helpful to show the "climbing" part.

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