The Depiction Prime was created by Ashrus of Allpoetry.
A 6 line poem.
Stanzaic: having two three-line stanzas.
Syllabic: each stanza having lines of 4/6/5 syllables.
Formulaic: First stanza depicts the appearance of the subject of the poem, but never tells what the subject is. This stanza just describes its colour, look, beauty or style.
The First line of the next stanza may give a hint about the subject. Last two lines reveal the subject matter clearly. Lucid language is preferred in these three lines.
Rhyme pattern: xxa xxa. Last lines of both stanzas must rhyme.
My example poem
Super Moon (Depiction Prime)
peeks over hill, becomes
crescent, then an orb.
make plains and craters seem
too grand to absorb.
© Lawrencealot – July 13, 2014