lục bát: No Pain, No Gain. Easy.


These sayings are cheesy
No pain, no gain, easy peasy
Since quarantine you see
I’ve added twenty three kilos
And still now my mass grows
Not a single ache shows in me
Now all are so jelly
Of my giant belly pain free


lục bát:
Alternating of 6 and 8 syllable lines.
Below is an idea of how the first few lines should rhyme:

xxxxxA
xxxxxAxB
xxxxxB
xxxxxBxC
xxxxxC
xxxxxCxD
xxxxxD
xxxxxDxE

lục bát poems have no set length or subject matter, some run on for thousands of lines.


Weekly Theme:
Vietnamese Poetry Forms

(Vietnamese poetry is mostly tonal, something that cannot be replicated in English. I apologise for this shortcoming.)


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