Swannet

Swannet sounds like Sonnet.

This form whilst not the creation of the Canadian poet, Gloria Carpenter, it has become her trademark being used in conjunction with her elemental and avian photo studies in British Columbia.
It is a straight forward form comprising of 3 envelope stanzas and a couplet.
The rhyme scheme is .A1. b. b. A2… c. d. d. c… e. f. f. e… A1. A2.
The meter is not specified but is usualy tetrameter or pentameter.

Example Poem:
Tell Me of Your Anger in Whispers (Swannet )
When you are angry, words should be deferred.
If anger stems from blunder of my own
I’ll not be defensive to quiet tone.
A voice in dulcet tones is much preferred.
Perhaps, the words should simply disappear
for now, until your anger can abate.
There’s nothing risked delaying words that grate.
Unleashed, harsh words will travel like a spear.
We’re lovers so we want to get this right.
If you should softly speak of your despair
I will want to facilitate repair.
My love, use whispers closely late tonight.
When you are angry, words should be deferred.
A voice in dulcet tones is much preferred.
(c) Lawrencealot – November, 2012
 
 
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