Monday, May 17, 2010

Healer, a Rictameter

Doctor Gurney
To the love we gave you
You added vision, pluck, hard work,
Persistence, resourcefulness, compassion,
To answer a noble calling—
To comfort the ailing,
To cure disease,

A rictameter is a nine-line, fifty-syllable form of poetry. The syllabic count adheres strictly to the following pattern: 2-4-6-8-10-8-6-4-2. Ideally, the first and the final two-syllable lines mirror each other. Any subject may be taken up in this form of poetry.


steven said...

hi dan - you're still floatin' on air!!! steven

Dan Gurney said...

Hi, steven. You got it! I am.