I’ve begun my research into the originality of the now very-comfortably-named Arun (the more I say it, the more I like it). Very sketchy so far, of course, but I have to start somewhere. This morning I found out about wave poems, which come kind of close, but then swerve in a different direction.¹ I like that form, however, and want to try it, too.
But not tonight. Tonight, it’s another Arun on tap:
Your thoughts, secret map,
take my notes,
keep track of all.
Your hints drop softly,
held to the light.
How else would I see?
Hmm … my jury’s still out on this one (although I like that “uncharted atlas” … which is either a good thing or a sign that it’s too precious and needs to go). I need to give some thought to titles. I know I don’t have to have them, but I seem to be missing them.
Almost forgot: An Arun is a fifteen-line poem in three sets of five lines. Each set of five lines follows the same syllable structure: starting with one syllable and increasing by one (1/2/3/4/5 — 3x).
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¹ Mr. Huber of Yahoo Voices hasn’t heard of the Nove Otto or the Zeno, it seems. Both forms pair rhyme schemes with syllabic patterns.