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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 Group Administrator :iconpamelaski:

New Member Administrator :iconberyc:

Poems Administrator Still waiting on a reply!

:pointr:Form of the Month
The form of the month for September is the exciting and challengingpalindrome. I'd love to see a lot of activity with this form.

Please read this informative write-up… pamelaski  

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

August Cinquain Submissions:… by pamelaski
Her grief.  by umbralsea… by beryc… by RiverRune


:pointr:Welcome :new: Members
:iconninthschneider:  :iconpriest-black:

Members, we ask you put a link to us in your journal, or signature, to get the word out and show your support.


: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.


: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.

I'm going to allow one more month for this contest, as we have very, very few submissions (though there are so many in the group!). 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 sent me the poem in a note, without a link to the deviation, I'm still waiting on the link. :)


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:
None at this time, though many in the works.


: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.


For your translation needs.
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beryc Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2004
sad.. i didnt know there was a contest.. and im an admin.. i need to send out welcome stuff to several peeps too (1 that i know of).. ill get to that tonight..
poetic-forms Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2004   Writer
TheFlawedOne Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2004  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, I'm very sorry. I know I said that I would take over the forms part but things are really really crazy around here and I just cannot. :( Not right now at least. I'm really sorry though. I wish I could. I really do.
poetic-forms Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2004   Writer
I understand and that's fine. :D
TheFlawedOne Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2004  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks I really do feel bad.
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