Cyrch a Chwta
Structure, Metrical Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Stanzaic
(kirch a choota) An octave of seven-syllable lines rhymed aaaaaaba with cross-rhyme of b in the third, fourth, or fifth syllable of line 8.
xxbxxxa or xxxbxxa or xxxxbxa
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My thanks to Charles L. Weatherford for his fine Poetrybase resource.
My Tree (Cyrch a Chwta)
My dad went to war, but he
took time first to plant a tree
when I was a baby, wee.
Dad never came back to me,
he perished when I was three.
I learned of him at mom’s knee
That tree gave shade, let me swing.
That’s something dad knew would be.
© Lawrencealot – April 24, 2014