Shrouded Vengeance (Amphion)

by cassie hughes   Mar 21, 2021

At dark of night she stood in wait
Repayment for
The scar she bore
Was overdue, her need was great.
Caressing blade
A vow she made
That death would not come easily
A thousand cuts
No-where enough
Reprisal for lost family

Written to a picture prompt you can see here :
An Amphion, is a 20th century American verse form invented as a teaching tool. It alternates tetrameter lines with dimeter lines, created byViola Berg.The Amphion is:
- a poem of 10 lines.
- metered, tetrameter lines alternate with sets of rhymed dimeter couplets.
- Rhymed, rhyme scheme abbaccdeed


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  • 3 days ago

    by Jack

    This makes me think. I like it!

  • 4 weeks ago

    by Everlasting

    Nice form. Never heard of it before.
    Might give it a try.
    Your poem does fit the image really well.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • 4 weeks ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Really clever work, Cassie.

  • 4 weeks ago

    by Mr. Darcy

    Nice work Cassie. This poem depicts this image so well. As for the form, i liked it! Might i suggest a footnote, explaining the poetry form?

    • 4 weeks ago

      by cassie hughes

      Thanks so much Mr Darcy.
      I have added the footnote as you suggested too :)

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