History:

Bragi is a form created by Thelma Allider and documented in Pathways for the Poet by Viola Berg. It, according to some, became popular through it’s documentation in the 1950s publication Scimitar and Song. (so far, we’ve only found one source for this information, so this isn’t completely vetted yet.)

Structure:

  • written in two sixains (six line stanzas)
  • syllabically it is: 6-8-10-10-8-6 and 10-8-6-6-8-10 syllables per line, per stanza
  • rhyme scheme is abccba cbaabc
  • suited, according to the source, for “scenic beauty”

Source:

Pathways for the Poet, Viola Berg