Luzvimninda Sonnet (Renamed Philippine Stanza Sonnet)

Luzviminda (sometimes LuzViMinda) is a portmanteau  of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, the names of the three major Philippine island groups.

Generally Iambic Petameter
Volta at or following line 9
3 Quatrains + Couplet
Rhyme scheme: aaaa bbbb cccc dd
This is a form invented by Jose Rizal M. Reyes of the Philippines

Example Poem:

In a Thrice ( Luzviminda Sonnet )

In tribute to his native land he named
this sonnet form.  I viewed it then exclaimed,
“Three quatrains mono-rhyme,  alike yet framed
with diversity “,  proudly now renamed.

A Philippine portmanteau denotes three
that make one. Too, three four line stanzas plea
to make this sonnet softly sing to thee
with differential similarity.

Don’t worry whether unity ascends
for every sonneteer I know depends
on finding words that say what he intends.
You’ll succeed well before the sonnet ends.

I can now celebrate I’ve got it done,
I’ve written Ludviminda number one.

© Lawrencealot – October 24, 2012

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