Alcmanic verse poetry form

Alcmanic verse is a metric line of dactylic tetrameter. It was named for the ancient Greek poet Alcman and was commonly used in early Greek verse. 

——-Quantitative verse Lss / Lss / Lss / Lss 
——-in English, accentual syllabic Suu / Suu / Suu / Suu 

——-Beatles’ lyric from Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
——-Pict ure your / self in a / boat on a / riv er with
——-tang er ine / tree ees and / mar mal ade / skis ii es 

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My thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on this fine PMO resource.

My example

Peeing Into the Wind (Alcmanic Verse)
Peeing Into the Wind

Damning the voters who wanted trough feeding and
Cursing and hating Obama’s direction, he
Went to the polls with small hope of succeeding but
damned if the folks did not make a correction.

© Lawrencealot – November 10, 2014

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