This is a real thing

by Peter Macsovszky


This is a real thing

This is the regular speech of poetic discourse.

It denotes a degree of textual regulation,

arrangement of the text in its formal shape.

It relates to form rather than content.

Its merit is brevity.

 

This here is the basic unit

of poetic rhythm, usually one line.

It is characterised by a phonic structure.

 

What has been said so far fully

applies also to this grouping

of basic units of poetic rhythm

on the basis of a common rhyming scheme

and application

of the same metrical plan.

 

A couplet is the smallest stanza.

 

If the scheme in the text constantly changes

and is not subject to regularity,

it relates to content rather than form.

© Peter Macsovszky, translated by Marián Andričík