|is for Ya-du|
Again, turning towards the East for help. Ya-du is a Burmese form. Like all eastern forms subject to very tight rules and regulations.
· Not more than 3 stanzas
· Each stanza of five lines
· First four lines of four syllables each
· Fifth line can have odd number of syllables – 5, 7, 9 or 11
· Climbing rhyme words like so
where a and b signify the rhymes and
There also must be seasonal references, like the haiku.
Tough or what? But here’s me trying, the rhyme words marked out in colour:
The spring dawns break
fall, take this hand
between and in
yours, stand with me, lean into the sparrow’s song.
It won’t be there
the flare of sun
on sea runs once
even shorter than a birdcall in the mist.
Posted for the A-Z Challenge.