This is a form invented in 2006 by B. N. Chandler, aka B_Chandler on Allpoetry.
It was bought to my attention as follows:• The Signature Sonnet is another invented sonnet pretender in 3 quintains introduced by B Chandler of Allpoetry.The Signature Sonnet is:
○ stanzaic, written in 3 quintains.
○ metric, written in iambic tetrameter.
○ rhymed, turned on only 4 rhymes aabba bbaab ababaPasted from Poetry Magnum Opus
I wish to extend my thanks and appreciation and my thanks to Judi Van Gorder at Poetry Magnus, another wonderful resource.
Without her, even though I write on Allpoetry, I would not have known of this form. Ms Chandler is not longer active here, and I cannot find a sample poem, although her instructions remain.Note: there are only TWO rhymes, and not four.The Signature Sonnet is:
Stanzic, consisting of three quintains (15 lines)
Metered in iambic tetrameter
Rhymed: aabba bbaab ababa
Volta not specified, but not excluded.
Looking for Friends (Signature Sonnet)
I saw on Craig’s old list a note:
and this is not a direct quote.
“I need a friend for night-time fun,
it could be that you are the one.”
I guessed what those words might connote.
She said she liked the summer sun
where sometimes clothes would come undone;
she said she had a little boat
and lake with privacy, to float.
I thought I’d go- not walk, but run.
I’m figured that I should devote
some time before the deal was done,
to check the things of which she wrote.
She weighed a quarter metric ton
and smelled like someone’s Billy goat.
© Lawrencealot November 11, 2013