- The Pendulum is an invented verse form that features graduated line lengths. It was created by Etta J Murphy and was first published in Calkins, Haiku Highlights (July-August 1970).The Pendulum is:
- a poem in 8 lines, an octastich.
- syllabic, 8/6/4/2/2/4/6/8 syllables per line.
- rhymed, rhyme scheme aabbccdd.
My Thanks to Judi Van Gorder for the wonderful resource at PMO
My Example Poem
Put Fear AND Foolishness Astern (The Pendulum)
We live in a contingent world
where accidents are hurled.
Things break and fall
still never will
be shield against events.
I find avoidance fine defense.
© Lawrencealot – April 4, 2014