Welcome to Poetic Forms, a community where people who want to learn about and write with traditional poetic forms can do so together. It was created by alenia on May 22, 2003.
Form of the Month
The Tetractys is the form of the month for April 2004.
Please read this informative write-up by pamelaski
Please send links to your newly written tetractys poems by NOTE and they will be added to the journal.
Last Month's Submissions! - Rictameter
I'll be placing these on our Member Submissions Area after this journal.
www.deviantart.com/deviation/5… by mdog02
www.deviantart.com/deviation/5… by OmahaSem
www.deviantart.com/view/574456… by boiserck
www.deviantart.com/deviation/5… by darkcrescendo
www.deviantart.com/view/534874… by aelisha
www.deviantart.com/deviation/5… by curiosity
www.deviantart.com/deviation/5… by curiosity
www.deviantart.com/deviation/5… by chameleon-dream
www.deviantart.com/view/606816… by umbralsea
Something new for April!
Theme of the Month
The theme of the month of April is Rebirth.
Your poem can be done in any form, and when you submit your poem via note, please state which form you've written your poem in. Interpret the theme in any way you see fit.
None this month so far.
Announcements and Information
Feel free to approach me in a note with concerns, comments, and suggestions.
Note: I am moving during the month of April, so I may be slow on some things for a few weeks or so.
Suggestions for contests or activities? Let me know! This is NOT my group, it is YOURS. Without you, it is nothing.
Aria-Devi has suggested that we make a terms dictionary in our gallery, for terms seen most often in our writings, critiques, write-ups etc that some people might not know. Add to this via note, or by visiting the forum thread concerning this.
guardianmars has given us the link to an ongoing Renga. www.deviantart.com/deviation/5…
Message Board Forum
This is a great place to foster our community spirit, as well as workshop pieces of poetry. Thank you jl for bringing this to my attention, and for suggesting we use it for workshopping pieces!
HeIsCome has suggested that we have a "makeover" of the group, to herald our new rebirth with new leadership.
So, the current contest is going to be for a new DevID. Please send your submissions in via NOTE, and I will list them. Then, the members of Poetic Forms will vote on which ID we wish to use. We'll start our voting in April, so if you plan on submitting anything for the contest, do it soon.
VOTING has begun. Please send in your votes by note, and place "Vote" in your header of your note, and then make sure you've labeled "ID" and "Avatar" within the body of your note so I know which one you are voting for. Put the number of the ID or avatar you want to vote for, along with the deviant that created it, so there's no mistakes made.
Prize: 3 month subscription to DA
1. www.deviantart.com/deviation/5… "Two Sub" by curiosity
2. www.deviantart.com/deviation/5… "One Sub" by curiosity
3. www.rainlights.net/poeticforms… " Poetic Forms ID " by jl
4. www.deviantart.com/deviation/5… by HeIsCome
5. www.deviantart.com/view/606575… by umbralsea
1. www.rainlights.net/poeticavata… by jl
2. www.deviantart.com/deviation/5… by HeIsCome
3. www.deviantart.com/view/606578… by umbralsea
If you want to do an official write-up on any forms with a specified rhyme scheme, meter, and/or repetition, please note poetic-forms. If you just have information on the forms but don't want to write it up, send a note as well and we will pass the information on to whoever would like to do the write-up.
The write-ups will contain a brief history of the form, perhaps an example, and a full description of the rhyme scheme, meter, common themes, etc. All write ups shall be channeled through this page (i.e. the text should be sent in a note here) and from here it will be submitted as a deviation. You will receive a next to your name for submitted form write-ups.
Newest Write-Up: The Cinquain www.deviantart.com/deviation/5… by curiosity
Links to helpful information, anyone? Note me with the link and I'll add it.
www.rhymer.com/ Online Rhyming Dictionary from scarrow
rhyme.poetry.com/ Rhyming Dictionary from milpalabras
www.english.uga.edu/cdesmet/cl… Poetic Form Definitions from pamelaski
teenwriting.about.com/library/… Creative Writing Dictionary from pamelaski
www.kjmsdesign.com/warren/cont… Poetry Forms and Examples from pamelaski
www.cam.org/~malcova/prosody/i… Prosody Resource from alenia
curiosity.deviantart.com/journ… Sonnets by curiosity
www.sassoonery.demon.co.uk/lit… Literary Definitions from pamelaski
www.poeticbyway.com/glossary.h… Glossary of Poetic Terms from pamelaski
To join this community, please send a NOTE (as opposed to writing a devious comment) with the subject "Joining". If you have poems in your gallery in a certain poetic form already, please link them in your note and state what type of poem it is.
Member Poems by Form
Is it too late to submit a rictameter?
No, you may submit any type of poem at any time. If it's not that month's poem type, it goes on our member selection page.