Hexaduad and Inverted Hexaduad

Hexaduad
An Old English poetic form that consists of 2/2/6/6/8/8/4/4/6/6/4/4  syllable line lengths
– a total of 12 lines.

Rhyme Scheme: aabbccddeeff
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Inverted Hexaduad
An Old English poetic form with  2/6/8/4/6/4/4/6/4/8/6/2 syllable line lengths – again, a total of 12 lines.

The first two lines are repeated for the last two lines.

Rhyme Scheme: A1A2bbccddeeA2A1,  where A1 and A2 are the refrain lines

Example Poem

Undone   ( Inverted Hexaduad)
Undone
Without you I’ll be one
awaiting a new birth of mirth
and play that’s worth
unpack-aging the games
with other names
and fresh pretends
which serve my lusty ends.
You inspire me,
even though I cannot help thee.
Without you I’ll be one
Undone.
(c) Lawrencealot – August 25, 2012