Romantic Black Swans
Pair of black swans sharing true love.
It’s a system
The Zeno is a decastich created by J. Patrick Lewis, who says of his form: “I call the form a ‘Zeno,’ so named for Zeno, the philosopher of paradoxes, especially the dichotomy paradox, according to which getting anywhere involves first getting halfway there and then again halfway there, and so on ad infinitum.”
- It is a decastich written in one stanza.
- The lines have a syllabic pattern of: 8-4-2-1-4-2-1-4-2-1.
- The rhyme scheme is: abcdefdghd.