THE BUSH INFERNO
When Nature turns
what can man
but harness all
fight the monster
© irina dimitric
Write a poem in syllabic verse. Rhyming is optional and discouraged for this exercise.
Construct your first (prototype) stanza as you write the first verse. Each stanza may have any number of lines. Each line may have a different number of syllables. Meter and word count are not factors. Give thought to the length of each line and what effect it has on the diction (i.e. mood created by the sound) and meaning of your writing.
Now write at least one more verse. Make each line have the same number of syllables as the corresponding line in the first verse.
Before you are done, you may want to go back and forth and make adjustments in line length. Make sure when you’re finished that each stanza has the same number of syllables in each corresponding line.