I've embarked these last few weeks on exploring poetic forms that I've never written before, and in many cases, never even knew existed. This week I've chosen to explore tripadi.
Tripadi is a form of Bengali Poetry. It originated in Eastern India sometime in the 10th century. The tripadi is a written in stanzas with any number of tercets. Here are the requirements of a tripadi.
- Each tercet is generally a sentence of 20 or 26 syllables
- A tercet is broken into lines of 6-6-8 or 8-8-10 syllables.
- The rhyme scheme is: aax / bbx / ccx, etc.
You can read more about this form and see an example at Poetry Magnum Opus.