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A mother, opening the kitchen door,
scents the distant air with cardamom -
an Araby of spices for the morn

The ancient art of cookery
Befits this humble sorceress -
this mother, opening the kitchen door

To wake her kingdom with a tapestry
the fragrant blend of ardent spices
scents the distant air with cardamom.

And children, waking from their winter sleep
will slip out of their dreamscapes to devour
an Araby of spices for the morn.
December Form Challenge, 2012 :iconkiwi-damnation::iconprojectdfc:

The cascade was created by Udit Bhatia and follows a simple format.
It has no rhyme structure however it instead uses refrains to give it a
waterfall, cascading effect. Each line of the first stanza becomes the last
line of the successive stanzas. The more lines you have per stanza, the
more stanzas you need to complete the poem. The scheme for a
terzain cascade (three line stanzas) is: ABC, deA, fgB, hiC

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:iconoviedomedina:
oviedomedina Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Amazing!
Love the repetition!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks! I appreciate the support!
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iamPoetry Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Greatness!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much!
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Beautiful work. Very well written.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much. I appreciate it!
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
You are very welcome!
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94081lego Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This was an excellent poem. You beautifully executed a simple pattern and the results were magnificent.I I were to give one piece of friendly criticism, I would say that you used the same words over and over.
I would suggest using more variety.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks. The poem is a traditional form - a cascade. It requires that you repeat lines again and again.
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94081lego Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ah.
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