lulled death (a go vat)

Inside silence, a flower blooms,
Lifting petals, leaking perfume.
Lull can also be beautiful.

Microscopic lens slowly zooms,
locates a dead leaf ‘s many rooms.
Death can also be beautiful.

©2018 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.
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In response to Blogging from A to Z Challenge and NaPoWriMo 2018.
G is for Go Vat.
The Go Vat is a stanzaic form which according the Poet’s Garrett apparently was popular in Cambodia in the late 1800s. The line length and refrain are suspected to be influenced by the French who colonized Cambodia during that period.
The elements of the Go Vat are:
  1. stanzaic, written in any number of tercets.
  2. syllabic, each line is most commonly 8 syllables.
  3. rhymed, turned on only 2 rhymes, aaB aaB aaB etc.
  4. written with a refrain. L3 of each tercet is a repetition of either the whole or part of L3 of the 1st tercet.


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