Monthly Archives: July 2017

Sunday, 4 a.m. drafts

Sunday, 4 a.m. An endless and flooded dreamland, lying low, cross- and wheel-studded like a tick-tack-toe. At the right, ancillary, “Mary” ‘s close and blue. Which Mary? Aunt Mary? Tall Mary Stearns I knew? The old kitchen knife box, full … Continue reading

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Three Weeks Until Choir Practice

I heard once in a sermon that people are like buildings. They have walls and windows and doors. Most people know where their walls are and where the windows and doors fit in, but I no longer have any sense … Continue reading

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Sestina, by Elizabeth Bishop

                                Sestina, by Elizabeth Bishop September rain falls on the house. 1 In the failing light, the old grandmother 2 sits in the kitchen with the … Continue reading

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Limerick, A Form Based In Comedy

The poem form is five lines long with an alternating rhyme scheme. Below are examples from Mother Goose:

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Haiku, Three Lines Of Color

A haiku poem consists of three lines, with the first and last lines having 5 syllables, and the middle line having 7 syllables.

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Ballad, A Songlike Poem

A Ballad is a light simple, romantic song having two stanzas sung to the same melody. These include love ballads, sea ballads, humorous, historical, moral or mythical ballads.

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Poetry Form

      I plan on presenting each of these forms in a post each day:     Verse Forms Ballad Haiku Limerick Sestina Sonnet Villanelle Pantoum Ghazal Stanza Forms Couplet Ottava Rima Terza Rima Rhymed Stanza Mixed Tercet Quatrain … Continue reading

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