Experimental Poetry Form: Centered Stanzas

Stanzas: 4

Alignment: Centered

Syllable counts per line of each stanza: 4, 8, 6, 4

Rhyming: second line of each stanza

Here is an example poem written in this form:

The sun blazed hot,
a branding iron from the sky,
searing those down below,
who walked the path.

Looking for help,
each drop of sweat a question why,
stumbling along asphalt,
in confusion.

In the bright sun,
collapsing there as vultures fly,
in the delirium,
seeing blue waves.

As the mind drifts,
and those birds circle up so high,
thoughts of white snow fade off,
as eyes grow dark.