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 Challenge: U 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.