NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 26

Quinzaine ("The English word quinzaine come from the French word qunize, meaning fifteen. A quinzaine is an unrhymed verse of fifteen syllables.┬áThese syllables are distributed among three lines so that there are seven syllables in the first line, five in the second line and three in the third line (7/5/3). The first line makes a … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 26

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 25

Villanelle ("A Villanelle is a nineteen-line poem consisting of a very specific rhyming scheme: aba aba aba aba aba abaa. The first and the third lines in the first stanza are repeated in alternating order throughout the poem, and appear together in the last couplet (last two lines).") (source) (This type of poem was also … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 25

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 24

Lanturne ("The Lanturne is a five-line verse shaped like a Japanese lantern with a syllabic pattern of one, two, three, four, one.") (source) (Not sure how these look like a Japanese lantern...but I'll go for it.) The Moon Moon shines on a dark earth showing what we hide. (So short...this took literally two minutes to … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 24

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 23

(One week left!!!! I'm happy I did this challenge, but boy will I be thrilled when I'm done with it! I enjoy poetry, but it's certainly not my preferred forte.) Fable ("A fable is a poetic story composed in verse or prose with a moral summed up at the end. Usually using animals as characters … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 23

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