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New twist on form of the month!

Fri Sep 10, 2004, 12:29 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.


poetic-forms now has it's own shoutbox and forum right on DA. Check it out, use it!


:pointr:Welcome :new: Members

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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.

Wish to join? See "Joining" near the bottom of this journal.


:pointr:Form of the Month
The form of the month for September is the exciting and challenging palindrome.  From now on, please only send one submission to be considered for our form of the month contest.

If you wish suggestions or help in crafting your poem, there's a thread concerning this in our forum.

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.

Palindrome Submissions:… by RiverRune… by pamelaski… by SparrowSong… by :devamusemelove:


: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, or post it on our forum.


:pointr:Forum & Shoutbox
Poetic Forms now has it's own shoutbox and forum, all self-contained. I know that it was difficult to sometimes get onto the proboards forum, at least I had trouble constantly. Now that we are paying members, we can have our own forum right on site.

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



From the poll, it seems like many of us want contests. We want a bit of competition. So, let's try something new for the group.

Word contests will consist of you being given a word, or a few words creating a "concept" or "theme", and you'll choose any form of poetry and write something that goes with the word/s.

Word for 9/10-9/24 Sacrifice

Form contests will also run each month, and they will be done with the form of the month.

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 and theme. The winners will be featured on our journal AND the shoutboard.

Our old contest will still run for September-- it's 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.

Please NOTE me with the link to your submissions, and I'll add it to the journal.

(In other words, submit your poems as a deviation, before submitting it to the contest.)

Prize for the old contest: 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:
The Conachlann… by 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.


:pointr:Group Administration

General Group Administrator :iconpamelaski:

New Member Administrator :iconberyc:

:bulletgreen: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 that will oversee the poem of the month, as well as our member listing of poetry.


: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.
thecolourblue Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2004  Hobbyist Writer
I think I sent you the link to it before, but it seems you didn't get it, so, here is my palindrome poem:
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