General Poetry posted September 13, 2018 Chapters:  ...5 6 -7- 8... 

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The 7/5 Trochee

A chapter in the book Writing the Senses

Wondrous Autumn

by Lady Jane

angel froth 'midst heaven gleams
wind whips viciously
nestled 'pon street's gabled crowns
light laves lustrously
vibrant streams 'twixt heightened beams
bow bends wondrously
striking views 'queath Autumn dreams
souls gaze graciously


I snapped a pic of this rainbow as it appeared yesterday in the skies above my neighbors home. It was actually a double rainbow yesterday. This was such a vibrant one, too. It appeared after the thunderstorm.

The 7/5 Trochee, created by Andrea Dietrich, of 2 or more quatrain stanzas with the following set rules:

Meter: 7/5/7/5
Rhyme Scheme: a/b/c/b or a/b/a/b

The meter is trochee, which means alternating stressed and unstressed beats in each line, with each line beginning and ending in a stressed syllable. This is a simple lyrical type little poem, so rhymes will be basic, nothing fancy. The poem itself should give a description of something of interest to the poet. There is not a set number of these quatrain type stanzas, but a typical 7/5 Trochee would consist of two quatrains, with the second stanza serving to tie up the idea presented in the first stanza.
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