Skeletal giants of power,
silently unseen in plain sight.
Picking their way across the land,
skirting the inhabited zones.
Wading the aisles between trees;
stalking the byways tirelessly.
Tip-toeing across tall ridges,
spanning valleys effortlessly.
Delicately lifting their lines
over lanes, roads, rivers and fields.
Wordlessly delivering the
planet’s invisible lifeblood.
. . . . – – ^ ^ ^ – – . . . .
I seem to incline toward poems of 8 syllables and finally found a description of what that might be properly called at http://www.thefullwiki.org/Meter_%28poetry%29 :
Meters were extensively explored in Brazilian literature, notably during Parnassianism. The most notable ones were…
- Barbarian (bárbaro): composed of 13 or more syllables:
- Lucasian (lucasiano): composed of 16 feet, divided into two hemistiches of 8 syllables each.