Brady's Touch

Brady’s Touch
A two-stanza poem with a strict syllable count of 9, 9, 8, 8, 2; 9, 9, 8, 8, 2: the rhyme scheme is abcde;abfde. You may change the rhyme sounds (although not the scheme) for the second stanza.
*Note:This reader has no idea what the previous sentence means. – Lawrencealot
This style was created by Maryann Merryweather-Travis, in November of 2006, to honor Allen Brady.


Sepecifications restated.
Brady’s Touch is:
Stanzaic: consisting of two cinquains
Syllabic: Both stanzas having lines of 9/9/8/8/2
Rhyme Scheme: abxcd abxcd, where x is unrhymed.

My example

I Judge They’re Quick to Judge (Brady’s Touch)

Seemingly the speeding days have wrought
a group-thought shift, a transformation
that takes too far the axiom
that “Brevity’s the soul of wit”,
though true.

Early on as it approached, I thought
“This is a dreadful situation;
there’ll be a one-word contest soon.”
…and it came to pass. I’ve seen it!
Did you?

© Lawrencealot – October 6, 2014