Type: Structure, Metrical Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Stanzaic
Description: This is an idea that takes the than-bauk and extends it by startng a new climbing (falling) rhyme sequence in the third, fifth, seventh, etc. lines.
Attributed to: Bob Newman
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My thanks to Charles L. Weatherford for his years of work on the wonderful Poetrybase resource.
The THAN-BAUK POEM – poetic form attributed to Bob Newman – takes theTHAN-BAUK and extends it by startng a new climbing (falling) rhyme sequence in the third, fifth, seventh, etc. lines.
After a tedious internet search, I cannot see any definitive amount of lines required for the Than-Bauk Poem.
where “x” is the syllable count, “a” through “d…. etc.” is the rhyme scheme
Example by Jacquii Cooke:
where the rain falls
the wind calls for
hail balls and rest
and the zest of
lights’ best lit way.
some kind slave runs
away from deep chains
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With a big thank you to Jacquii Cooke
Since Bob was mute on the subject of poem length, I will assume it can be any number of odd-lines greater than three.
Newman Renovation (Than-Bauk Poem)
Now Bob was bad
but I’m glad that
he had the thought
that we ought not
be caught upstairs.