Tripadi in the Bengali Region is considered one line in three parts even though it is almost always written in three lines. So I guess you might say, each tercet is simply a full sentence in 26 or 20 syllables broken into lines.
The Tripadi is:
- stanzaic, almost always in tercets. A poem can have any number of tercets.
- syllabic, 8-8-10 syllables per line and sometimes 6-6-8 syllables per line.
- rhymed, aax bbx
Surprise by Judi Van Gorder
white flakes drift onto spring blossoms,
disrupts the play of two curious possums,
the surprise snow supplies a new delight.
Regional Verse Forms