Monthly Archives: July 2017
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
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
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
The poem form is five lines long with an alternating rhyme scheme. Below are examples from Mother Goose:
A haiku poem consists of three lines, with the first and last lines having 5 syllables, and the middle line having 7 syllables.
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.