Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Caress...The Rictameter

Rictameter is a scheme similar to Cinquain. Starting your first line with a two syllable word, you then consecutively increase the number of syllables per line by two. i.e. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and then down again, 8, 6, 4, 2 making the final line the same two syllable word you used to begin.

The Rictameter

Perfect measure
Of pleasure and torment
Where the converging, not of skin
But of kinship in the meeting of minds
Nurtures sanguine satisfaction
While spawning desire
For its mystic

© Janet Martin

Poetic Bloomings invites us to try the rictameter form.

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