Trial NaPoWriMo #7

pure silken stockings bound around the wrist
blind by velvet mask upon eyes jaded
so intricate they chafe skin as I twist

scars of passion smart until they’re faded
a touch alone, synapses burst and win,
blush burns crimson red, a moan persuaded
a feather trailed on thighs feels like a pin

arching spine from cooling satin bedding
our bodies supine sweating on goosed skin
feasting after fast our carnal wedding.

This is a stress matrix dectet invented form by Luke Prater

Stress Matrix Dectet/Stress Checkerboard Stanza –

10 lines, 10 syllables per line

a-B-a | B-c-B-c | D-c-D

where lowercase are iambic pentameter and uppercase are trochaic pentameter – they alternate the whole way, giving a perfect ‘checkerboard’ of stressed and unstressed syllables, ten lines down x ten syllables across (=100 syllables completely evenly distributed and the rhyme scheme also utterly even/symmetrical mathematically). For those unable to do the iamb/trochee thing, you could try it just counting ten syllables per line. You’ll be missing my main aim of the stress checkerboard, but it may well still be a nice form. We wait and see…

If I highlight the stressed syllables (and remove the stanza-breaks), you can more clearly see the ‘checkerboard’ of stresses and unstresses evenly distributed over the 10×10 (100) –

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