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Tuesday, March 18, 2014


  • Cromorna is a verse form that has compact lines and exacting meter and rhyme developed by Viola Berg.

    The Cromorna is:
    • stanzaic, written in 3 quatrains.
    • syllabic, with 5-3-5-3 5-3-5-3 5-3-5-3 syllables per line.
    • rhymed, rhyme scheme abab cbcb dbdb.


My Thanks to Judi Van Gorder for the wonderful resource at PMO

My example Poem

Diverse     (Cromorna)

An electric arc
could have been
the requisite spark
way back when.

And that ignition
led to men
and our condition,
now and then.

If so, I suppose
we must yen
for each one of those
who our ken.

© Lawrencealot - March 18, 2014

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