Friday, April 18, 2008

Poetry month (April 8-12)

This week's types:
8th- Septolet
9th- Palindrome
10th- Harrishan Rhyme
11th- Epulaeryu
12th- Diatelle

The first type is the Septolet. defines a Septolet as:
"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."

Example: Fireworks
Fizzling fuses
sizzle into
colorful cylinders.

night skies explode;
sparkling fireballs
dazzle onlookers.

by starkat

Example: Leaf Lakes

Shimmering lakes
on green
flood then careen

Miniature rivers
cascading from

leaf to


by: delightfulmess

We move on to palindrome. I like these, they can be really fun to write. By using well placed punctuation, you can really make a great poem. defines a palindrome as
"a word, phrase, verse, sentence, or even poem that reads the same
forward or backward."

There are three ways to write a palindrome.

Example 1: Love is This and This is Love
Darling, my love
Is great, so great;
Recalling Heaven's calm above.
Fate is sweet this---
All after fall!
Fall? After all,
This, sweet, is fate--
Above calm Heaven's recalling.

Great, so great is
Love, my darling!
by J. A. Lindon

Example 2:
Mood's mode!
Pallas, I won!
(Diaper pane, sold entire.)
Melt till ever sere, hide it.
Drown a more vile note;
(Tar of rennet.)
Ah, trowel, baton, eras ago.
The reward? A "nisi." Two nag.

Otary tastes putrid, yam was green.
Odes up and on; stare we.
Rats nod. Nap used one-erg saw.
(May dirt upset satyr?)

A toga now; 'tis in a drawer, eh?
Togas are notable.
(Worth a tenner for Ate`.)
Tone liver. O Man, word-tied I.

Here's revel!
Little merit, Ned? Lose, Nap?
Repaid now is all apedom's doom.
by Hubert Phillips

Example 3:Doppelganger
Entering the lonely house with my wife
I saw him for the first time
Peering furtively from behind a bush --
Blackness that moved,
A shape amid the shadows,
A momentary glimpse of gleaming eyes
Revealed in the ragged moon.
A closer look (he seemed to turn) might have
Put him to flight forever --
I dared not
(For reasons that I failed to understand),
Though I knew I should act at once.

I puzzled over it, hiding alone,
Watching the woman as she neared the gate.
He came, and I saw him crouching
Night after night.
Night after night
He came, and I saw him crouching,
Watching the woman as she neared the gate.

I puzzled over it, hiding alone --
Though I knew I should act at once,
For reasons that I failed to understand
I dared not
Put him to flight forever.

A closer look (he seemed to turn) might have
Revealed in the ragged moon.
A momentary glimpse of gleaming eyes
A shape amid the shadows,
Blackness that moved.

Peering furtively from behind a bush,
I saw him for the first time,
Entering the lonely house with my wife.
by James A. Lindon

Our next poem is a Harrisham Rhyme. defines a Harrisham Rhyme:
"Harrisham Rhyme, created by the female poet, Harrisham Minhas, belonging to the State of Punjab in India, of a six-line rhyming stanza. In this form, the last alphabet of the first word of each line is the first alphabet of the first word of next line.
There is no restriction on the starting alphabet of the first line."

Example: Dancing Pebbles
Soft, is the wind floating feathered dreams,
twirling into billows of pale shades of blue
guarded by mountains with cool pebbled streams,
dance over memories of a time spent with you
elation of nature holds heart in warmth’s beams,
nobility of love, reflecting from view
By jasminerose

Example: Along the Road I'm Walking
The road ahead I can not see;
each step, circumstances all are pending.
High mountains steep and rough may be
hard as from death's valley I'm ascending.
E'en though I know not where it takes me,
never fear, I know it's ending.
by Annie

Now we will look at epulaeryu. defines a epulaeryu as:
"all about delicious food. It consists of seven lines with thirty-three (33) syllables. The first line has seven (7) syllables, the second line five (5), the third line seven (7), the fourth line five (5), the fifth line five (5), the sixth line three (3), and the seventh line has only one (1) syllable which ends with an exclamation mark. The form is 7/5/7/5/5/3/1. Each line has one thought which is about the main course. Therefore, this poetic form, the Epulaeryu, which has corresponding lines built around the main course and ending with an exclamation point, concludes with the ending line expressing the writer’s excitement and feelings about the poem. The poem may be rhymed or unrhymed."

Example: Island Lobster Treat
On the plate lobster steaming

So finger licking

Pallet and taste buds jumping

Mango juice—real nice!

This taste is just right

Lobster treats?

by Joseph Spence, Sr.

Example: Keeping it simple
Snap crackle pop, happy smile
Cornflakes fresh and crisp
sliced bananas, strawberries
too – caramel mousse
dollop of whip cream
What a dream
by Margaret Okubo

The last type for today is the Diatelle. defines a Diatelle as:
"a fun, syllable counting form like the etheree with a twist. The syllable structure of the diatelle is as follows: 1/2/3/4/6/8/10/12/10/8/6/4/3/2/1, but unlike an ethere, has a set rhyme pattern of abbcbccaccbcbba. This poetry form may be written on any subject matter and looks best center aligned in a diamond shape."

Example: Red Leaves
in blew
red leaves hue
abandon quelled
feathered in gutters view
rustled its leaf down the street spelled,
up towards the sky ; landed as it felled
airy, chased by magic ambience, whimsical, jelled
presence, unflawed sewage, rain grit, defined
mud, feathered lint, all the trash meld
global, natures compelled
beauty, askewed
shape, withheld
By kendhal22

Example: Blues Creeps In
snuck in
it had been
hid until now
it smiles and then it grins
I have to wipe my fevered brow
fear I refuse entrance, I won't allow
it wants to torture me for things I did back there
this time fear will not find me I avow
I am not like I was back when
living for pills and gin
please tell me how
blank out sin
its twin
by Jerry Pat Bolton

Next week's poem types:
15th:Tongue Twists
16th:Nove Otto

I am soooo sorry for the delay, I thought I submitted this week's work, but when I went to submit the next week's work, I couldn't even find the draft. It disheartened me and so I couldn't bring myself to retype it and type a new one.

But here I am, and I want to remind you that even if you run into computer problems, keep writing!


Delila said...

Oh my goodness! I am blown away.
to have a poem of mine featured here on your blog. :) I about fell out of my chair LOL.

Sydney said...

Hope you don't mind- i linked back to where I found it.
which poem did you write?