(A Solitary Beach) – Cascade Form

by Georgia


On a solitary beach I watch the waves
Their swelling and ebbing reminds me of life
In this moment that is the here and now

Wheeling in the space between the clouds
A sea gull’s plaintive cry filters down to me
On a solitary beach as I watch the waves

The swelling waves crash on the shore
And in their ebb leave flotsam treasure troves
Their swelling and ebbing reminds me of life

Gulls and waves and flotsam combine
In a mystical whirling dancing vision of time
In this moment that is the here and now

© G.s.k. ‘15


This poem is written in the Cascade form  which was created by Udit Bhatia, and is all about receptiveness, but in a smooth cascading way like a waterfall. The poem does not have any rhyme scheme; therefore, the layout is simple. Say the first verse has three lines. Line one of verse one becomes the last line of verse two. To follow in suit, the second line of verse one becomes the last line of verse three. The third line of verse one now becomes the last line of verse four, the last stanza of the poem. See the structure example below:

a/b/c, d/e/A, f/g/B, h/i/C

OctPoWriMo – October 19, 2015

2 Comments to “(A Solitary Beach) – Cascade Form”

  1. Beautifully done . . .

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