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Tinker posted a topic in American VerseExplore the Craft of Writing American Verse Invented Forms The Bryant describes observations of nature as metaphor for the social and political world around us. This stanzaic projacked form is patterned after To A Water Foul by American poet, William Cullen Bryant 1794- 1878. It was found in Viola Berg's Pathways for the Poet 1977. The elements of the Bryant are: stanzaic, written in any # of quatrains metered, L1,L4 trimeter and L2,L3 are pentameter. Short lines are indented. rhymed, alternating rhymed quatrains, abab cdcd etc a pastoral metaphor