Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”– Mark Twain
Compound Word Verse
The Compound Word Verse is a poetry form invented by Margaret R. Smith that consists of five 3-line stanzas, for a total of 15 lines. The last line of each stanza ends in a compound word and these compound words share a common stem word which is taken from the title.
The Compound Word Verse has a set rhyme scheme and meter as follows:
Rhyme Scheme: a,a,b
Meter: 8, 8, 3
Source: Shadow Poetry Editors, http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/compound.html (accessed 28 July, 2018)