a rainbow in words- 28th

the view

glorious blue
carpet, hue green
A view so grand
sublime landscape
heart spanned, this is my escape

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Ya-du

The ya-du is a Burmese poetic form. Here are the guidelines:

  • Quintains (or five-line stanzas).
  • Four syllables in the first four lines.
  • The final line has either five, seven, nine, or 11 syllables.
  • The fourth syllable of the first line rhymes with the third syllable of the second line and the second syllable of the third line.
  • The fourth syllable of the third line rhymes with the third syllable of the fourth line and the second syllable of the fifth line.
  • The fourth syllable of the fourth line rhymes with the final syllable of the final line.
  • Subject usually deals with seasons.
  • Most ya-du are written in three or fewer stanzas.

Here’s a way to visualize the structure/rhymes (with a 5-syllable final line):

xxxa
xxax
xaxb
xxbc
xbxxc

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