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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 form of the month for July is the cinquain.

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.

June Triolet Submissions… by curiosity… by curiosity… beryc


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

Suggestions for contests or activities? Let me know!

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.



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 your submission, and I'll add it to the journal.

Prize: 3 month subscription to DA.


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.


: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.


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July 10, 2004