Short Form Poetry – Tercou – Big And Vicious

Tonight’s workshop:

What is a Tercou

• 8 line poem of 3 stanzas.
• First 2 stanzas are tercets
• Third stanza is a couplet
• Syllable count is 5/4/5, 5/4/5, 8/6
• Rhyme scheme aba aba aa

After some discussion, it was agreed that I would attempt to write a Tercou on Hurricane Florence.

Unicorn Horn Harbor  III

Big and Vicious
by Michael Romani

Category four
Creeps on the coast
As the rain pours

Large scale disaster
Fearing at most
What comes after

Fearing we will not all survive
We hope to stay alive

(c) September 11, 2018  Michael Romani
All Rights Reserved

Cape San Blas Beach - Curled On the Edge of a Storm





About alohapromisesforever

Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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