The 7/5 Trochee, created by Andrea Dietrich,
of 2 or more quatrain stanzas ( 8 lines or more) with the following set rules:
Rhyme Scheme: abcb or abab
The meter is trochee, which means alternating stressed and
unstressed beats in each line, with each line beginning and
ending in a stressed syllable. This is a simple lyrical type|little poem, so rhymes will be basic, nothing fancy.
The poem itself should give a description of something of interest to the poet.
There is not a set number of these quatrain type stanzas,
but a typical 7/5 Trochee would consist of two quatrains,
with the second stanza serving to tie up the idea presented in the first stanza.
Pasted from <http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/75trochee.html>
Sleeping eight hours every night
Seems to some divine.
Choosing such is quite their right.
Just don’t make it mine.
I will sleep that much or more.
taking smaller blocks.
For in afternoon I snore
Even wearing socks.
© Lawrencealot – June 19, 2012