The SCOT is a variable, titled, short form containing 15-18 poetic feet. Rhythm is optional; no rhyme is required.
Line 1: S = 4 poetic feet
Line 2: C = 5
Line 3: O = 2-5
Line 4: T = 4
Here are two examples, both by Tom McDaniel, who created the form as a tribute to his heritage.
Grave streams of peat course down to feed
the loch where thrives the living Capricorn.
To save a swimmer, Saint Columba banned
bane beast and cast it yawn below.
When Mother’s Day is past, I plunge
to angle at the lake. Blue motor boat
just drones me to a zone,
each weekend charmed until the fall.