Experimental Poetry Form: increasing four

This experimental poetry form is called increasing four.  It is based off the form used in the poem in yesterday’s post.

This form contains four stanzas.  Each stanza contains four lines.

In the first stanza, the first three lines have three syllables each, and the last line has four.

In the second stanza, the first two lines have three syllables each, and the next two have four each.

In the third stanza, the first line has three syllables and the remaining three lines have four syllables each.

In the fourth stanza, all the lines have four syllables each.

The idea is that the number of four syllable lines increases with each stanza according to a pattern.

Here is what the form looks like with the syllable counts for each line shown:

3
3
3
4

3
3
4
4

3
4
4
4

4
4
4
4