C is for Cascade

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Cascade, a form created by Udit Bhatia, is all about receptiveness, but in a smooth cascading way like a waterfall. The poem does not have any rhyme scheme; therefore, the layout is simple. Say the first verse has three lines. Line one of verse one becomes the last line of verse two. To follow in suit, the second line of verse one becomes the last line of verse three. The third line of verse one now becomes the last line of verse four, the last stanza of the poem. See the structure example below:

a/b/c, d/e/A, f/g/B, h/i/C

To make the Cascade an even longer poem, use more lines in verse one. For example, if verse one has 6 lines, the poem must have seven stanzas so that each line of verse one is reused as a refrain in each following stanza (a cascading effect).

 

 

 

Cambodia, a place we visited
Last year and we had fun
Took a tuktuk to the market

Swam in the Mekong River
Ate Amok, a Khmer cuisine
Cambodia, a place we visited

Drank rice wine and ate beef ceviche
Saw the ruins of Angkor Wat
Last year and we had fun

Rode through temples with bikes
Ventured on shopping spree
Took a tuktuk to the market

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

For: C is for Challenge & Can Do ( #AtoZChallenge ) Day Three

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