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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.

Cinquain Submissions:… by pamelaski


:pointr:Welcome :new: Members


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

Suggestions for contests or activities? Let me know!

I'm seeking Support Administration 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.

New Member Administrator - Someone to assist me with welcoming new members, including making a visit to their gallery and keeping our member list updated.

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.


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


: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


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.
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July 16, 2004