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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.


General Administrator :iconpamelaski:

New Member Administrator :iconberyc:

:pointr:Form of the Month
The form of the month for August is the cinquain, we will have a new form in September. I am giving another month for this form as we have had little response. I realize this is a busy time. :)

Please read this informative write-up by curiosity…

Please send links to your newly written cinquain poems by NOTE and they will be added to the journal.

Cinquain Submissions:… by pamelaski
Her grief.  by umbralsea


:pointr:Welcome :new: Members
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:pointr:Announcements and Information
Feel free to approach pamelaski in a note with concerns, comments, and suggestions.

Suggestions for contests or activities? Let me know!

I'm seeking Support Administration</u> in several different capacities:

Forum Administrator - Someone to keep up with the message board, posting regularly and administrating the site.

Contest Administrator - Someone to oversee the contests of Poetic Forms.

Forms Administrator - Someone to oversee the write-ups of different forms, and write up suggested forms.

Poems Administrator - Someone to help choose which form will be the form of the month, help keep our member poem list updated and assist with the project of poetry definitions.


:pointr:Message Board Forum…;
This is a great place to foster our community spirit, as well as workshop pieces of poetry.



The new contest will be a poem, written in any form or style -- but the topic of the poem must be something to do with the hidden joys of summer. You can interpret this as you will, but I'm specifically looking for poetry that will give us a view on some of the joys of summer that are often overlooked, or forgotten, perhaps from summers past.

You will have July and August to submit your poem. Please NOTE me with the link to your submission, and I'll add it to the journal. (In other words, submit your poem as a deviation, before submitting it to the contest.)

Prize: 3 month subscription to DA and a feature in the journal.

Contest Submissions… by DarcnRainbow


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.  Suggestions on forms for others to write up are welcome.

The write-ups should contain a brief history of the form, perhaps an example, and a full description of the rhyme scheme, meter, common themes, etc. You will receive a :heart: next to your name for accepted form write-ups.

Newest Write-ups:
The Acrostic… by curiosity
The Glosa… by pamelaski
by pamelaski
Sapphic Verse…
by darkcrescendo


: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… Ongoing Renga from guardianmars


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


This is a writing group for German speakers and readers (you don't have to be German, but you must be able to read German).


We Critique is looking for poetry critics. If you are interested, please visit them to find out the criteria, let them know if you are still interested.
TheFlawedOne Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2004  Hobbyist Writer
I think I can help with this:
Poems Administrator - Someone to help choose which form will be the form of the month, help keep our member poem list updated and assist with the project of poetry definitions.

I am usually online tuesday- saturday. After two pm. If you need help, let me know okay?
poetic-forms Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2004   Writer
I'd be most grateful for the help, if you're interested in that job title and willing to do that work. If so, then your first assignment is choosing a new form of the month for September, that we'll post up near the end of this month. Just make sure you go back over the journals so you don't choose one we've already done. Note me with what you decide. Thanks!
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