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Monday, March 31, 2014

The Kerf

• The Kerf is a verse form in tercets and is attributed to Marie Adams.

The Kerf is:
○ a poem in 12 lines made up of 4 tercets.
○ syllabic, 6-7-10 per line.
○ rhymed, rhyme scheme abc abc dec dec.

Pasted from http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?showtopic=1882#baccresiez

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

My Example Poem

If She Says "What ?" (The Kerf)

You could be wrong, you know,
and perhaps you could be right,
and either way it seldom matters much.
You never need to show
your correctness out of spite.
Conceding may help keep you out of dutch.
If your wife should say "What",
when your statement's barely out,
it's possible, you're somehow out of touch.
Try this to save your butt!
"That's Fred's thinking- I'm in doubt.
I wonder darlin', what you think of such?"

© Lawrencealot - March 28, 2014

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