Now we too have responsibilities
to the land and to the truth.
the Song of the Beginning.
31 Poems in 31 Days (from Poewar / Writer's Resource Center). Prompt: syllabic verse. Each verse of this poem is a 17-syllable 'American sentence' (a form devised by Allen Ginsberg) divided into two lines. I am also trying for something I call 'ghazal-type' in that it's somewhat discontinuous, with gaps in the narrative, like a ghazal. Hence this is my 'ghazal-type 17-2' invention. (I already invented 'ghazal-type 17-3' — and yes, I know it's a cumbersome label, but at least it gives some indication of what it purports to describe.)