Underdog: An Ushnik


Underdog: An Ushnik
©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer

Cheers are shouted for my foe
on my ears boos come and go
they believe I’ll run and flee
round one’s done, the winner’s me.

Photo credit: Martin Kníže

In response to Blogging from A to Z ChallengeU is for Ushnik


Ushnik (God of Wind orignating from the hairs of the body of the almighty Prajāpati) is a stanzaic Vedic meter. The 7th horse pulling the golden chariot of the sun god is named for this meter.

The defining features of the Ushnik are:

  • stanziac, any number of quatrains, 4 padas or lines.
  • syllabic, lines of 7 syllable each.

Missed a letter/poem? Read all Poetry from A-Z here.

36 thoughts on “Underdog: An Ushnik”

  1. Is there any form of poetry that you can’t write? 😛 Four lines and the story is told perfectly! 🙂 ❤ Cheering you on to write more and more and more forever…. (did I make sense?) 😀

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