Cascade

History:

The Cascade is an invented/new form created in 2007 by Udit Bhatia.

Structure:

  • this form turns on refrains: it takes each line of the first stanza, and makes it the last line of each successive stanza
  • other than that, there are no further rules, in terms of rhyme, meter, etc. Can be as long as you want, and no limits on stanza length etc.

Sources:

https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-poetry/poetic-form-cascade-poem