Analysis of A Waterfall Unheard

I cast my dreams
  into the current’s wake
    —on the river of no return

And rode a wish
  down the running stream
    —toward a waterfall unheard

(Villanova Pennsylvania: April, 2015)

Scheme XXX XXX X
Poetic Form
Metre 1111 010101 10101101 0101 10101 0101001 01001010
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 185
Words 30
Sentences 1
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 1
Lines Amount 7
Letters per line (avg) 20
Words per line (avg) 4
Letters per stanza (avg) 46
Words per stanza (avg) 10
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Submitted by KurtPhilipBehm on January 17, 2019

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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