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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.

:pointr: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.… poetry-of-hate… by mdog02… by OmahaSem… by boiserck… by darkcrescendo… by aelisha… by curiosity… by curiosity… by chameleon-dream… by umbralsea


:new: Something new for April!

:pointr: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.


:pointr:Welcome :new: Members
None this month so far.


:pointr:Announcements and Information
Administrator :iconpamelaski:
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.…


:pointr: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.

:new: Prize: 3 month subscription to DA

ID Submissions
1.… "Two Sub" by curiosity
2.… "One Sub" by curiosity
3.… " Poetic Forms ID " by jl
4.… by HeIsCome
5.… by umbralsea

Avatar Submissions:
1.… by jl
2.… by HeIsCome
3.… 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 :heart: next to your name for submitted form write-ups.

Newest Write-Up: The Cinquain… by curiosity


:pointr:Useful Links
Links to helpful information, anyone? Note me with the link and I'll add it. Online Rhyming Dictionary from scarrow Rhyming Dictionary from milpalabras… Poetic Form Definitions from pamelaski… Creative Writing Dictionary from pamelaski… Poetry Forms and Examples from pamelaski… Prosody Resource from alenia… curiosity… curiosity… Sonnets by curiosity… Literary Definitions from pamelaski… 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.


:pointr: Member Poems by Form


:pointr: Member Listing


:pointr:We Support

dasya Featured By Owner May 8, 2004
Is it too late to submit a rictameter?
poetic-forms Featured By Owner May 10, 2004   Writer
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. :D
dasya Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
Here it is: [link]

Hope you don't mind me throwing it at you here, I remember that one of the clubs I'm in has a problem with notes, but I cannot remember if you are that one or not.
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April 4, 2004