The bell form is an elongated version of a Cinquain. It has 9 lines and rigid syllable count of 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 8, 2, 1, respectively. When the center alignment is used for the layout, the poem resembles a bell shape. [if not you get a half bell!] The last two lines are the 'striker' - the counterpoint that chimes the bell!
Bells have so much symbolism and historical significance that it sho