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III. Bengali: The Tripadi


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Indian Verse
Regional Forms

Tripadi in the Bengali Region, now known as Bangladesh, 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.Language_region_maps_of_India.svg.png

The elements of the Tripadi are:

  1. stanzaic, almost always in tercets. A poem can have any number of tercets.
  2. syllabic, 8-8-10 syllables per line and sometimes 6-6-8 syllables per line.
  3. rhymed, aax bbx



    White flakes drift onto spring blossoms,
    disrupts play of frisky possums,
    soft surprise snow supplies a new delight.                  
                                    ~~Judi Van Gorder






    Where giant ships journey to die
    hidden away from prying eyes
    to be chipped bit by bit, recycled boats.

    The third world demolition sight,
    environmental waste ignored blight,
    Bangladesh laborers tend to their chore.
                                    ~~Judi Van Gorder


Regional Verse Forms

~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

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