Incremental Poetry – 9 Lines – Amaranth Form – Crazy Day
# New Poetry Form, using “Dark side of the Moon Website”, as the guide.
know I fell
breaking my leg
now you are
Amaranth is an invented verse form that was probably created as a teaching tool by Viola Gardner. It makes deliberate use of the 9 most common metric feet.
- 9 lines strophe. It is a stand alone poem.
- metric, the 9 most common metric feet are used in sequence.
L1 Spondee SS
L2 Iamb uS
L3 Pyrrhic uu
L4 Dactyl Suu
L5 Trochee Su
L6 Amphimacer SuS
L7 Choriamb SuuS
L8 Anapest uuS
L9 Amphibrach uSu
For me this was a fun form of New poetry to write, I had to go back to school to understand what each line meant, hopefully I got there.
Anyone seeing a mistake please tell me as it’s the only way I’m going to learn about poetry writing.
Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley