Alankar(Decor) -245 - Poem by Indira Renganathan
Cross Limerick is an American invented form, a variation of the Limerick
by apoet Viola Berg.
It adds a couple of lines to the Limerick verse form. The elements of the Cross Limerick are:
1. a septet. (7 lines) .
2. metric,anapestic patterns. L1, L2 and L7 are trimeter (3 metric feet)and L3, L4, L5
and L6 are dimeter (2 metric feet) . (anapest = da da DUM or u-u-S = unstressed, unstressed,
3. rhymed, rhyme scheme aabcbca.
4. best used for witty, whimsical, bawdy themes, light verse.
Howcan a thinkingbrainstopitsmind
Howcana writinghandstopits wand
Thinking brain asked the heart
Give my poem a 'feel'
Writing hand asked the heart
Help me write with a 'feel'
But the heart said "no mood, can't feel good"
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