Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Aglow. A cascade poem.

I stood atop Niagara Falls
In all my wedded bliss,
My cheeks aglow.

I held your hand
Feeling like a million bucks.
I stood atop Niagara Falls.

You kissed my cheek
And smiled at me
In all my wedded bliss.

I was so happy,
I had it all.
My cheeks aglow.

The cascade poem was a form invented by Udit Bhatia (who also apparently created the Alliterisen, which I'll try to deal with in a future post). For the cascade poem, a poet takes each line from the first stanza of a poem and makes those the final lines of each stanza afterward.