Early Century Art
that’s good graining
first class frontier
stranded on the edge
The Ercil was created by James Gray in honor of Arkansas poet Ercil Brown. It appears to be an exercise in a meter. I had some trouble trying to work out and understand writing in meter, I would rather write poetry in Syllables, so hope this poem worked, anyone understanding the Ercil form of poetry, please feel free to correct me.
Ercil is a:
- Decastich is written in one single stanza on any subject.
- Rhythm: iambic
- Meter: lines 1,5 dimeter; lines 2,6,9,10 trimeter; lines 3,7 tetrameter; lines 4,8 pentameter
- Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdee
The meter is not so tricky if you think of it this way:
In order, the lines each have 2-3-4-5-2-3-4-5-3-3 metric feet.