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.
To join this community, please send a NOTE (as opposed to writing a devious comment) with the subject "Joining" saying that you want to join and linking any formed poems you may have written already.
Welcome to poeticaftermath and celaeno!
If you want to do the official write-up on any forms with a specified rhyme scheme, meter, and/or repetition, please note poetic-forms. If you just have information on the forms but don't want to write it up, send a note as well and we will pass the information on to whoever would like to do the write-up. The write ups will contain a brief history of the form, perhaps an example, and a full description of the rhyme scheme, meter, common themes, etc. All write ups shall be channeled through this page (i.e. the text should be sent in a note here) and from here it will be submitted as a deviation.
sonnets alenia and nepasavaler
Form of the Month
July is Villanelle and Triolet Month!
This month features two forms because as someone alerted me villanelles are pretty long poems and may be a daunting task to undertake, unlike pantoums which could be many possible lengths. For that reason, I decided to feature both villanelles and triolets.
A villanelle is a 19 lined poem made up of 5 tercets and a quatrain. The tercets rhyme aba and the quatrain rhymes abaa, where the a's and the b's are the same throughout. Two lines, the first lines and third lines of the first stanza, switch off in the job of the last lines of the stanza and in the quatrain form a couplet at the end. That's the best I could do for a brief description; please see the write-up for more information.
Here are some of the pantoums our members have written:
But on this Edge by elenehn
Dylanelle by tessuraea
Liquid Fantasy by hojucult
A Kiss is Nothing by nepasavaler
The Pendulum by darkcrescendo
See the devpack for more!
A triolet is a 8 lined poem with two repeated lines. If the repeated lines are marked as A and B the form would be ABaAabAB. The write-up hasn't been made yet, but probably will be in the next couple of days. If you want more information, www.baymoon.com/~ariadne/form/… may be helpful.
Member Composed Triolets
A Winter Morning and A Triolet by tessuraea
A Triolet about a Triolet by chiroptera
www.rhymer.com: An online rhyming dictionary. Thanks scarrow!
rhyme.poetry.com: Another online rhyming dictionary/thesaurus. Thanks milpalabras!
means member has submitted a write-up, thanks!
Look at the devpacks of our poetry!