Saturday, 26 April 2014

narroW start, but Wider by the end

is for Wedge verse

This is also known as rhopalic, a verse where each line has one more unit than the previous one, either a syllable or a word.  I suppose one could call it a shape poem too, using a form of wordplay.  

Here's my wedge verse

The moon
spews clouds like
smoke rings exhaled,
and I look up charmed.
A dribble of sauce spreads
meanwhile on a blank bread slice
but that  of  course  can’t  be  poetry. 

And that is something new learnt. If you know of any other forms that have names starting with W, do please leave that in the comments.

Posted for the A-Z Challenge.


  1. How on earth did you think of that! I can't ever imagine putting the two together. Lol yet I read this four times over :p

    1. The more mundane it is, the deeper the poetry! Intense or what?! :D

    2. Yes yes yes! Can't agree more.

  2. I've enjoyed shape poems with my students over the years Nila, but never heard it called wedge verse. You are so clever.

    Phew, 3 more to go!

    Don't go looking for a post from me until tomorrow...


    1. Totally phew!
      Not entirely my idea, borrowed it from Websters :)
      Will lookout for your post Denise, thanks for the support through out the A-Z!

  3. LOL...that a unique comaparison you got ;)
    dont mind me fine tuning a little, "spews clouds" may not be going together;it can be "sprew clouds like" ....

    1. Thanks for the visit and the thoughtful reading. Nothing to mind, readers are always welcome to say exactly what they think.

      "Spew" is a verb, moon is a noun (singular), should be spews as far as my knowledge of grammar and subject-verb agreement goes. Haven't come across the word "sprew" what does it mean?