Flatline: A Tho Nam Chu or Five Word Verse*
When your soul flies out
when your rhythmic heartbeats stop,
when your breath runs out,
please take me, with you.
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Tho Nam Chu is:
- stanzaic, written in any number of quatrains. It can also be written in octaves.
- measured by number of words, 5 words per line.
- tonal and end rhymed, end rhyme schem aaxa bbxb ccxc etc. x being unrhymed. When written in octaves the rhyme aaxaaaxa bbxbbbxb ect. The tonal scheme appears to be in alternating the flat and sharp sound in the 2nd and 4th words like the Tho Bon Chu.