Experimental Poetry Form: Mixture

The following experimental poetry form is a mixture of syllable count, rhyme and meter.  It consists of eight lines with the following syllable counts, rhyming pattern, and meters:

Syllable count      Rhyming pattern              Meter

8                                     A                               Iambic
6                                     A                               Iambic
4                                     B                               Trochaic
5                                     C                               Trochaic with stressed last syllable
5                                     C                               Trochaic with stressed last syllable
4                                     B                               Trochaic
4                                     B                               Trochaic
8                                     A                               Iambic

Here is an example of a poem using this experimental poetry form:

Rabbits

With large brown eyes they seemed to gawk,
up at the flying hawk,
quickly hopping,
hastily about,
silently with doubt,
swiftly popping,
never stopping,
the rabbits bounced away with shock.

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