A Collection of Words
I have begun to submit some of my work to some magazines and poetry fellowships. I hope to become published elsewhere soon.
I am studying some experimental forms, and working on some original forms of my own. I encourage new poets to try the classical forms, its a wonderful way to learn to discipline your writing and your thoughts.I have included some links below for your perusal.
I enjoy studying many different forms of poetry and use them here. I also write prose and short stories. Some of the work I have posted here are excerpts from other projects that had a certain poetic quality and so I have included them here among my more traditional poems.
A poem consisting of six six-line stanzas and a three-line envoy. The end words of the first stanza are repeated in varied order as end words in the other stanzas and also recur in the envoy. This is quite a challenging form.
The poetic prose composition: a piece of creative writing that has the structure of prose but the style and language of poetry
The Etheree is a ten lined poem written with a specific syllable count. Normally non-rhyming.
Double Etheree is done by starting with either ten syllables and going down to one...then starting with one syllable...and going up to ten. This makes a lovely hourglass design on the page, or a diamond...both are very pretty.
I discovered the etheree form here on poetry poem!
Line 1 - 1 syllable
Line 2 - 2 syllables
Line 3 - 3 syllables
Line 4 - 4 syllables
Line 5 - 5 syllables
Line 6 - 6 syllables
Line 7 - 7 syllables
Line 8 - 8 syllables
Line 9 - 9 syllables
Line 10 - 10 syllables
A 19-line poem consisting of five tercets and a final quatrain on two rhymes. The first and third lines of the first tercet repeat alternately as a refrain closing the succeeding stanzas and joined as the final couplet of the quatrain.
This is a very challenging form. I am just beginning to practice it. One must really contemplate the subject matter of the work before hand. The reapeating lines must form a cohesive bond through out the piece.
Tanka and Haiku
Hakiu is done with three lines and a strict 5/7/5 syllable count.
Tanka is done using five lines using 5/7/5/7/7 count.
These two ancient forms are wonderful to help one learn discipline, and to bring an idea to a very fine point. The simplicity of the form is also its most challenging aspect. The writer is compelled to use the most powerful words in their arsenal to bring about a feeling as well as an immersive experience for the reader.
Below are some good links for those of you who may be interested in exploring this and other forms. I have found these to be very enjoyable.
About The Author:
Welcome to my poetry site where I post samples of my work. I enjoy this poetry community because there are so many talented people who are willing to read the works of others offering constructive feedback and encouragement. It is also wonderful to have the oppurtunity to read the poems of other aspiring writers who post here.
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Thank you for your consideration...Ramona/gibson/Hughes
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