• Cyclus is shape poem found in Pathways for a Poet, it attempts to create a cycling pattern by syllable count. It is attributed to Marvin Davis Winsett.

The Cyclus is:
○ a 12 line poem.
○ syllabic, syllables per line 2-4-6-6-4-2-2-4-6-6-4-2
○ unrhymed.

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

My example

Recalibrate Tomorrow (Cyclus)

Each day
begins anew
despite our baggage load.
Burdens accumulate –
seem thrust on us;
some are,
but most
we allow by
trying to please others.
Tomorrow pick only
what is fun to

© Lawrencealot – November 24, 2014