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New Form for December!

Tue Nov 30, 2004, 12:55 PM
Welcome to Poetic Forms, a community where people who want to learn about and write with traditional and modern poetic forms can do so together.

It was created by alenia on May 22, 2003.


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:pointr:Form of the Month:pointl:
The form of the month challenge for December is the French form, the bref double.  

Write-up info: Bref Double
The Bref Double
The bref double is a French form. It is similar to the sonnet, but it need not be written in iambic pentameter (it can be in tetrameter, hexameter, or any other meter you prefer). The rhyme scheme is also different from a sonnet. The bref double contains three quatrains (four-line stanzas) followed by a final couplet.
The x standing for a line that doesn't rhyme with any of the other lines.
An example:
Road Closed...
With crystal rain, the sky is filled
with diamond flakes that swirl and dance
to tunes that they alone may know,
unheeded by the ears of man.
The northern winds play havoc with
mere mortal plans, as drifts now build
their buttresses of pristine white
as if to mark some hidden plan.
This land is decorated, chilled,
and sealed for all to gaze with joy;
see all the children laugh, so thrilled
to witness Mother Nature's show!
Though my intent lies thwarted, killed,
my smile grows broad at so much snow!
Copyright soulsea

by pamelaski

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Please visit poetic-forms on-site forum. Use this to give suggestions, meet other PF members, and get help writing your poetry.

This is a great place to foster our community spirit, as well as workshop pieces of poetry.


:pointr:Contest and Challenge Info:pointl:

For those of our membership that enjoy challenges.

:bulletgreen: You may only submit one poem to the challenge at a time.
:bulletgreen: You must submit your poem via NOTE, as a link to the deviation.
:bulletgreen: Challenge winners are featured in a journal, and given the spotlight on our shoutboard.

Form challenges will consist of you being assigned a form each month, and writing on any topic, in that form.

At the end of the contest period, we as a group will vote for the poem we feel is the best example of the form. The winner will be featured in the journal once AND the shoutboard for the remaining month.

:pointr: Winners!

Voting now for the conachlonn challenge, until December 15th.


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.

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Rondel/Rondel Prime by curiosity -


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Members, we ask you put a link to us in your journal, or signature, to get the word out and show your support. It would also be a good show of community spirit to visit our new member's galleries and comment on at least one piece of work!

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 and wish them to be added to our "Member Poems", please link them in your note and state what type of poem it is.


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November 30, 2004