Trimeric

Trimeric tri-(meh)-rik n: a four stanza poem in which the first stanza has four lines
and the last three stanzas have three lines each, with the first line of each repeating
the respective line of the first stanza.
The sequence of lines, then, is abcd, b – -, c – -, d – -.
There is no line length, meter, or rhyme requirement or prohibition.
Example Poem

Whisky Works

He zig-zagged up the steep hill
much too drunk to walk a line.
Winter weather laid down a chill
with ice on that steep incline.

Much too drunk to walk a line
he headed home, had time still.
Unless he fell he’d be fine.

Winter weather laid down a chill
as he staggered up the hill.
He’d make it;  he had the will.

With ice on that steep incline
(he had lots of time to kill)
his anti-freeze worked just fine.

© Lawrencealot – April 29, 2012
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