History:

The Amphion is another poetry form attributed to Viola Berg and her 1977 book Pathways for the Poet which we have yet to read and find.

Structure:

  • a poem of 10 lines.
  • Lines 1, 4, 7, and 10 are tetrameter (4 beats), and they alternate with couplets in dimeter (2 beats)
  • Rhymed, rhyme scheme  abbaccdeed

Sources:

Aggravatingly, only Poetry Magnum Opus, who doesn’t much care for source citation, and whom every single other site literally copy and pastes from. (who, me, salty?  Nah.)