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In December 2005 Andreas Gripp, of London, Ontario announced a new form. The Shanzi is written in 7 lines with breaks of 2, 2 and 3. The poem contains 31 syllables arranged in this manner: 4-5, 5-4, 4-4-5. The first 2 lines introduce the image/subject; the next 2 lines amplify what is affected by the image/subject; the last 3 lines focus on a new image/subject that complement and provide a meditative conclusion. Shanzi may be titled.
Thanks To Reason for the info, here it is retated:
In December 2005 Andreas Gripp, of London, Ontario announced a new form.
This is a syllabic poem in seven lines 4/5 5/4 4/4/5
Lines 1 and 2 INTRODUCE the SUBECT
Lines 3 and 4 AMPLIFY what is affected by the image/subject.
Line 5 thru 7 Focus on NEW SUBJECT that complements and provides a meditative conclusion.
Shanzi may be Titled
Backyard in August
In the backyard
apples all about
rake and basket wait
under the tree
some for the birds
some for neighbors
some for you and me.
© Lawrencealot – August 20, 2012