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.
Vote for your favorite Haiku from October!
Voting ends on the 13th.</b>
Form of the Month
The form of the month challenge for October is the Irish form, conachlonn.
Write-up info: www.deviantart.com/deviation/1… by pamelaski
Her Embrace by RiverRune
Please visit poetic-forms new, 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.
Contest and Challenge Info
For those of our membership that enjoy challenges, we have at least two a month.
You may only submit one poem to each challenge at a time.
You must submit your poem via NOTE, as a link to the deviation.
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. You'll be given two forms a month. This is a change! Since we have had very little interest in "themes" we'll go with forms and give you a variety each 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 forms. The winners will be featured in the journal AND the shoutboard.
We'll have new winners after the 13th of this month for the Haiku Challenge. Stay tuned!
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 next to your name for accepted form write-ups.
Rondel/Rondel Prime by curiosity - Coming Soon!
Members, we ask you put a link to us in your journal, or signature, to get the word out and show your support.
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.
General Group Admin
New Member Admin Leave of Absence? Where are you beryc?
<Forms Admin</i> In Process
I'm seeking Support Administration</u> in several different capacities:
Community Administrator - Someone to keep up with the forum, posting regularly and administrating the site, as well as perhaps a chat for Poetic Forms.
Forms Administrator - Someone to oversee the write-ups of different forms, and write up suggested forms.
Which poetic form are you?
Thank you SparrowSong
Member Poems by Form
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.