Written for: dVerse Poets Pub (posted by Grace
Poetry Form: Traditional Mongolian Meter
"The elements of Traditional Mongolian Meter are:
1. written in any number of quatrains.
2. syllabic, usually 7 to 8 syllables.
3. head rhymed. Technically, head rhyme is just the first consonant of each line matching. However, while still alliterative, with the matched consonant heading the line, it is often seen as the first syllable in each line rhyming with the first syllable of the ensuing lines. Rhyme scheme aaaa bbbb cccc etc. (Remember the rhyme is at the beginning of the line, not the end.)
4. alliterated, although alliteration can occur within a couplet and need not be contained within a single line. If true or near rhyme is not present, alliteration of the first word of each line is a must.
Seasons have their own unique scents
Sending them wafting in air
Seabreeze salt from summer's ocean
Segue to spices of Fall's pies
Trees of oak, maple, and cherry
Treat me to their painted hues
True mustards and burgundy bliss
Tread lightly on fallen leaves