|ThaiARC Thai Verse Index||
Text from: Thomas J. Hudak (1990)
The Indigenization of Pali Meters in Thai Poetry.
Monographs in International Studies.
Southeast Asia Series No. 87. Athens: Ohio University.
(with author's permission)
Most critics consider kl@@n to be a true Thai form, although it bears a certain similarities to Chinese verse and the patthayaawatchan meter. Usually kl@@n has four to eight syllables per baat. Two main types appear, kl@@nhok with six syllables per baat, and kl@@n paaet with eight. Gedney points out that the kl@@n form consists of a series of three phrases of two or three syllables each. These phrases can be phonological or syntactic. Thus kl@@n hok consists of three two-syllable phrases.|
And kl@@npaaet has a series of two-, three-, and two-syllable phrases
Four wak(one wak = one baat) of either kl@@nhok or kl@@npaaet form a stanza.
Tonal requirements for the kl@@n stanza include the following
The following is a list of kl@@n
with versification pattern and audio samples.
Poetry reading performed by Mr. Thaworn Sikkhakosol,
Lecturer of Faculty of Liberal Arts, Thammasat University.