#New Poetry Form – Nonet – Daylight Savings


#New Poetry Form – Nonet – Daylight Savings

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Daylight Savings

the clock has gone forward by one hour
time to get moving it’s still dark
body says it’s too early
mind agrees heartily
tiredness forgotten
yes, visitors
are coming

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 – Andaree – Beautiful Sunny Day


#New Poetry Form – Andaree – Beautiful Sunny Day

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Beautiful Sunny Day

Great what a fine sunny day can do to us.
Kids ready waiting for the school bus.
Washing already on the line,
now it’s coffee time.
Text my friend
now to send.
Pleased it is springtime
had enough of wintertime,
that all, there’s nothing left to discuss
great what a fine sunny day can do to us.

Created by Andrea Dietrich writing on PoetrySoup in Feb, 2015 
It is syllabic, with lines of 11/9/7/5/3/1/3/5/7/9/11 
Rhyme Scheme: AabbcbcbbaA 
It requires a Refrain: Line 1 is repeated as Line 11. 
Generally displayed centered.

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, Jeffreys Sonnet – Coastal Cliff Drama


Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, Jeffreys Sonnet – Coastal Cliff Drama

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# New Poetry Form

‘Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’, ‘Saturday Mix’,  #LuckyDip.

Sarah has for this week a ‘Lucky Dip, Jeffreys Sonnet’ – The topic is up to us.

If you would like to take part in this challenge please use the above link

A New Beginning

Weather beaten life – crumbling down
don’t attempt a dive, you may drown.
The cliff may also fall apart-
taking your body out to sea
with that shrub soon to disappear,
never to be seen, my sweetheart.

Stop, let us talk – now how about
making a fresh start, sort it out
it’s not worth cutting your life short
There is so much living to do.
Talking will help you get through
Come, lets try you can be a sport.

You have a bruised heart – I knew that
Let’s give it a try, I’ll support.

What is a Jeffreys Sonnet? 

It was created by Scott J. Alcorn.

It is isosyllabic (only 8 syllable per line), 2 sestets with a cross rhymed couplet (the cross rhyme is in the 2nd to 4th syllable in each of the two lines of the couplet).

Also there is a cross rhyme in the first line of the 2nd sestet (between the 2nd to 4th syllable), tying the 1st sestet to the 2nd.

So the rhyme scheme would be: aabccb, (b)ddeffe, (e)g (g)e.

The letters in ( ) are the cross rhymes.

Hopefully I got this right, it was a very hard form to write.

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# New Poetry Form – Freku – Dreaming of Spring


# New Poetry Form – Freku – Dreaming of Spring

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Ronovan of Ronovan Writes invented a new poetry form, way back in December 2015, called Freku, the instructions can be found here. It includes Freestyle & Haiku

Dreaming of Spring

Mean frosts everyday
frozen slippery alleyway
snow flurries falling
now sleeping until morning

Embers slowly die
smoke drifting slowly up high
Can smell pumpkin pie
Drifting slowly, now goodbye

Fields of yellow flowers
in my dream I had a shower
Thawing mind and soul
now heading for a spring roll
Waking up on the cold floor
all that snow at the back door

Now the Haiku

winter oh so harsh
the seasons just follow through
welcome a spring day

  • Write a poem with stanzas four lines each.
  • The first two stanzas should rhyme.
  • The next two stanzas should rhyme.
  • Continue in this manner for each stanza until completed with poem.
  • Close with a Haiku of 5/7/5 or 3/5/3 syllable structure that is basically the prose piece in three lines.

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#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.

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# 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.

Tummy Tuesday: Grapes to Wine Poetry


Tummy Tuesday: Grapes to Wine Poetry

#New Poetry Form  – Amandas Pinch

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#Tummy Tuesdays

If you would like to join in on the “Weekly Tummy Tuesday blog hop”, please use the above link. You can post anything about food: a restaurant review, a recipe, food photography, a funny food quote, a food song, an essay on food — anything food-related.

Grapes to Wine

Grapes beautiful red, blue, yellow, green or crimson,
grapes for the table or the making of fine wine.
wine aroma comes from the strong thick skins
wine tasters always smell the wine.
Wine tasters always smell the wine
Grape wine, non alcoholic always wins
Wine tasters enjoy, they always walk a straight line
Tasty grape wine for you and me is the mission

What is Amanda’s Pinch Poetry Form?
It was Created by  Amanda J. Norton, Oct. 18, 2013 on Allpoetry

Syllable count 12/12/10/8/8/10/12/12
Rhyme Scheme abcDDcba, (with line 5 a refrain of line 4)
Alliteration is required in every line.
It looks well centered.
Its structure giving the impression of being gently pinched together,
then springing back in a mirror image.
It may be doubled.

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

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