Poetic Forms: The Cascade

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

This poetic form is a good one for all of you that like repetition in your poetry. The Cascade poem takes each line from the first stanza of a poem and repeats them as the final line of each stanza afterward. So if your first stanza was a tercet it would look something like ABC, abA, cdB,efC. (Each letter being a new line and each comma marking the end of a stanza. The lower case letters can be pretty much anything there are no rules about rhyme scheme.) Using the same rules a quatrain pattern would look like this: ABCD, abcA, defB, ghiC, jklD. So as you can see it can be as long as you want it to be. The shortest possibility would be if you were doing couplets. Take out that obsession list and get to work BTs.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: