#New Poetry Form – Analogue – A New Day Comes and Goes


#New Poetry Form – Analogue – A New Day Comes and Goes

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# New Poetry Form

A New Day Comes and Goes

The stars of night all gone, a new day breaks,
the sky rather cloudy as the wind rose
a field of green wet grass sparkles and glows,
then rain coming from the south overtakes.
Ice cold striking moisture with hail outbreaks.
Enjoy the chills today it rarely snows,
take care driving, there is ice on the road.
It’s fine this evening, looking at the sky,
you can reflect on the stars floating by.

Analogue  is a metered invented form that is limited to 3 rhymes. It’s source is Rena Ferguson Parks a 20th century poet and educator.

  • a poem of 9 lines.
  • metered, all lines are iambic pentameter.
  • rhymed, rhyme scheme abbaabbcc.

This has been a very hard poem to write, I don’t guarantee it is right, so feel free to advise me, as it is the first one of this form, I have written.

What is a iambic pentameter? – a line of verse with five metrical feet, each consisting of one short (or unstressed) syllable followed by one long (or stressed) syllable, for example Two households, both alike in dignity.

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

# New Poetry Form – Egg Timer – Follow the Recipe


# New Poetry Form – Egg Timer – Follow the Recipe

#10 Lined Poetry

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Follow the Recipe

Wisdom of cooking
take a long time
get it right
a meal
a meal
get it right
take a long time
wisdom of cooking.

What is the Egg Timer Poetry Form?
Apparently invented by Dorian Peterson Potter, since all known samples were written by her.
It is an unrhymed decastich with a syllabic pattern 5-4-3-2-1-1-2-3-4-5.
The last five lines are the mirror image of the first five lines.

Please check out this Egg Timer poem written by Lynn –  Poem in my pocket lady.

#New Poetry Form – Argonelies – Loving Animals


#New Poetry Form – Argonelies – Loving Animals

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#New Poetry Form

Love For Animals

child displays much caring
for a bunny and loving it.
Love for animals, never quit.
Camera captures sharing.

An Argonelles is:
Stanzaic: Composed of any number of quintains
Syllabic: with lines of 2/6/8/8/6 syllables
Rhyme scheme: xabba
Meter and theme at poet’s discretion.

#New Poetry Form – Shadow or Mirror Acrostic Poetry – Colorful


#New Poetry Form – Shadow or Mirror Acrostic Poetry – Colorful

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#New Poetry Form


Colorful gardens delight the public
organised especially for a coming expo
lustre and beauty by the bucketful
outstanding bright flowers always do,
rich aroma floating all around the air
finally the true results a great spinoff
unreliable weather, can be against you
learn to accept nature and be grateful

Standard Acrostic is – Pick a word or sentence, Put it down the side and start each line with the first letter of the word, it does not require rhyme.

Shadow or Mirror Acrostic is – Choose your word or sentence and the idea here is that you have the same letter at the left side of the poem and at the right side and fill in the middle.

Feel the love on the shelf
Expel your anger into torture
E    e
T    t.

Incremental Poetry – 9 Lines – Amaranth Form – Crazy Day


Incremental Poetry – 9 Lines – Amaranth Form – Crazy Day

# New Poetry Form, using “Dark side of the Moon Website”, as the guide.

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Crazy Day

Come on
are you
laughing now
when you
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

#New Poetry Form – Reverse Nonet – Blessings


#New Poetry Form – Reverse Nonet – Blessings

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Baby Blessings

Unconditional love for happiness
whisperings from angels above
giving blessings from heaven
cherish the greatest gift
let them fill your heart
with total peace
and kiss
those precious lips
smile even in sleep
chubby delicate cheeks
with dimples touching the heart
color theme tells us boy or girl
three cute little babies now sleeping.

A nonet has nine lines. The first line has nine syllables, the second line eight syllables, the third line seven syllables, etc… until line nine that finishes with one syllable. 

It can be on any subject and rhyming is optional.

 You can also write a second stanza in reverse, 1-9 syllables, for a kind of opposite or mirror.

#New Poetry Form – Anapeat – Still Her Eyes Kept Staring


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# New Poetry Form – Anapeat

Still Her Eyes Kept Staring

But still her eyes kept staring at me
even though I swiped my hand at her
the concrete wall was protection
from all the goings on around her
Even a bird hopping around the lawn

She never made a move to catch it
But still her eyes kept staring at me,
giving me a feeling of being watched
Why did you, a cat make me feel guilty,
guilty of what I still don’t know

Wondering why you stayed unmoved.
even a loud sneeze, you never moved
But still her eyes kept staring at me
Loud banging noises all around you,
and you never moved, just kept staring

Jumping up and down she didn’t move
Was something wrong with me
Can’t you see that I’ve had enough
But still her eyes kept staring at me
For sure there is something wrong

Are you deaf or maybe blind as well,
time for me to check out what’s wrong.
She was just a cat having forty winks,
eyes wide open but mind shut off.
But still her eyes kept staring at me.

The Anapeat repeats a phrase in several places within the poem.  

The poem consists of five stanzas of five lines each.  

The repeated phrase/line is the first line of the first stanza, the second line of the second stanzas, etc.  

All or part of the phrase is also the title of the poem.

There is no line length, meter, or rhyme requirements, however rhyme and meter may be used if the poet chooses to do so.

New Poetry Form – Alouette – Animal Road Code


#New Poetry Form – Alouette – Animal Road Code

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Animal Road Code

Walking a straight line
Is that a test drive
animals need on the road?
Dogs, are man’s best friend
is this a loose end
or a major episode.

Dogs on a crash drive
time to reassign
and use a new color code.
It will all depend,
should we use morse code,
or call it an overload.

The Alouette, was created by Jan Turner,
it consists of two or more stanzas of 6 lines each, (12 lines or more)
with the following set rules:
Syllabic: 5/5/7/5/5/7
Rhyme Scheme:  aabccb

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

#New Poetry Form – Acrostic Decima – Sweet Tooth


#New Poetry Form – Acrostic Decima  – Sweet Tooth

#10 Lined Poem

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Sweet Tooth

Small slices of cake are healthy
while some humans will eat plenty
eventually will need a nap
ecstasy, adding fat to the belly
the clothes don’t fit, a handicap

Tasty cake brought from a deli
often sometimes that’s unhealthy
overdone with rich oily crap
time to put on the thinking cap
having eaten cake now jelly.

Acrostic Decima: the Decima form with an acrostic.

Write the two five words used in the poem vertically to start the line. 
Syllable Count: 8 syllables per line.
Rhyme Scheme: a-a-b-a-b, a-a-b-b-a. 
Only two rhymes a & b. Not a rhyming couplet at the end. 

An acrostic in poetry is a poem where certain letters in each line spell out a word or phrase. Typically, the first letters of each line are used to spell the message.

But they can appear anywhere, in my poem it is the first letter (Sweet Tooth), the title of the poem

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley


New Poetry Forms – Argonelies – Wild Bees Attack


New Poetry Forms – Argonelies – Wild Bees Attack

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Wild Bee Attack

slowly down a dirt track
surrounded by bush and tall trees
Air was hot, suddenly a breeze
Cooled my very hot back

Me to quickly turn back
Something made me feel ill at ease
a humming noise above of bees
flew at me to attack

down low from the attack
falling down, no one can reprise
feelings of terrible unease
as I woke, the flashback

An Argonelles is:
Stanzaic: Composed of any number of quintains
Syllabic: with lines of 2/6/8/8/6 syllables
Rhyme scheme: xabba
Meter and theme at poet’s discretion.