Some years, this blog introduces a poetic form. One year it was the Japanese tanka; two years ago, the Korean sijo. In 2014 we took a break.
2015 is the Year of the Climbing Rhyme, a poetic form from Myanmar (Burma) featuring internal rhymes, i.e. the rhymes occur within the lines rather than at the ends.
The rules (simplified):
- Four syllables per line (some persons count words, but I choose to count syllables to foster use of short, simple words).
- The rhyming occurs in clusters of three:
The last (fourth) syllable in Line One rhymes with
The third syllable in Line Two, rhymes with
The second syllable in Line Three.
- The last syllable of Line Three begins the next rhyming sequence.
- No restrictions on length.
Here is my example, with the three rhyming clusters highlighted to show how the pattern works:
It will be spring
When birds sing out
Of things they know;
The old snow thaws.
Below the SUN,
Life beGUN, sap
May RUN this week.
Let’s play with words. The Climbing Rhyme Chime Sublime.
Here is this week’s challenge:
Create a Climbing Rhyme of any length, using at least one of these three words somewhere (it doesn’t have to be a rhyming word):
Type it into the Comment Box. That’s it!
[For more on the Climbing Rhyme, go to https://poeticlinesense.wordpress.com/2009/07/17/how-to-climbing-rhyme/]