When Willard Espy and I discussed it many years ago, he called it a "reverse rhopalic
, except you don't change the order of the remaining letters.
But the extended reading of Hillman's "Rhopalic
Aubade" is truly one of the best in the book, "as the form of the poem is shaped by an attentiveness to the ways blackbirds fly through the air, fly through language, and therefore fly through culture" (128-129)!
or ropalicGreek rhopalikos,literally, like a club (i.e., thicker toward the end), a derivative of rhopalon club, cudgel
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