NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 22

Quatern ("A Quatern is a sixteen line French form composed of four quatrains. It is similar to the Kyrielle and the Retourne. It has a refrain that is in a different place in each quatrain. The first line of stanza one is the second line of stanza two, third line of stanza three, and fourth … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 22

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 21

Pantoum ("The pantoum consists of a series of quatrains rhyming ABAB in which the second and fourth lines of a quatrain recur as the first and third lines in the succeeding quatrain; each quatrain introduces a new second rhyme as BCBC, CDCD. The first line of the series recurs as the last line of the … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 21

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 20

Ottava Rima ("A Ottava Rima is a poem written in 8-line octives. Each line is of a 10 or 11 syllable count in the following rhyme: one octive poem abababcc; two octive poem abababcc, dededeff; three octive poem abababcc, dededeff, ghghghii...so on and so on") (source) A Lonely Drive That empty road on which I … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 20

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 19

Diamante ("A Diamante is a seven-lined contrast poem set up in a diamond shape. The first line begins with a noun/subject, and second line contains two adjectives that describe the beginning noun. The third line contains three words ending in -ing relating to the noun/subject. The forth line contains two words that describe the noun/subject … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 19

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 18

Septolet ("The Septolet is a poem consisting of seven lines containing fourteen words with a break in between the two parts. Both parts deal with the same thought and create a picture.") (source) Push and Pull Cold ocean strikes the grainy sand gently. Bitter winds pull strong waves away again. (Yep...this poem is pretty darn … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 18

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 17

Minute Poetry ("The Minute Poem is rhyming verse form consisting of 12 lines of 60 syllables written in strict iambic meter. The poem is formatted into 3 stanzas of 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4 syllables. The rhyme scheme is as follows: aabb, ccdd, eeff.") (source) Food A precious gift it is to eat roast duck and beef … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 17

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 16

Nonet ("A nonet has nine lines. The first line has nine syllables, the second line eight syllables, the third line seven syllables, etc... until line nine finishes with one syllable. It can be on any subject and rhyming is optional.") (source) Ode to Shakespeare There was once a man who composed plays Of love, revenge, … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 16

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 14

Naani ("Naani is one of Indian's most popular Telugu poems. Naani means an expression of one and all. It consists of 4 lines, the total lines consists of 20 to 25 syllables. The poem is not bounded to a particular subject. Generally it depends upon human relations and current statements. This poetry was introduced by … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 14

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 13

Palindrome Poetry ("Also Known as Mirrored Poetry. A palindrome, by definition, is a word, phrase, verse, sentence, or even poem that reads the same forward or backward.") (source) Water and Ice Flickering lights Dancing crystal water Cold turns warm Ice becomes water Season changes time ~mirror~ Time changes season Water becomes ice Warm turns cold … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 13