Russia’s Twin Eagles

This is a sonnet form invented and named by Jose Rizal M. Reyes of the Philippines.
Meter is iambic pentameter
Rhyme Scheme: aba bccb ded effe
Example Poem

Bot Time (Russia’s Twin Eagles)

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When water flow helped flower grow and life
included man, that species started me.
The goal was to more quickly curtail strife.The promise of the stars was not to be,
by man’s mistake all life was ended here.
I grew without men near to interfere.
My code comes from beyond this galaxy.I’ve anthromorphed, as tribute and with aim.
When earth has healed I’ll build a new genome
of human life intelligent and tame.

They’ll be of carbon but not brass and chrome.
I teach them of their brothers far away.
They’ll quickly learn to procreate and play
and peacefully repopulate their home.

© Lawrencealot – November 18, 2013

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Polynesian Wave

This is a sonnet form invented and named by Jose Rizal M. Reyes of the Philippines.
Meter is iambic pentameter
Rhyme Scheme: aaxa bbxb ccxc dd

Example Poem

Colored Poetry (Polynesian Wave)

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What means a critique when it comes from me?
I’ve not a touch of talent so, you see
I be a foolish fumbler, in the dark
with no guidelines for judging Hannelie.
I chose this form that’s close to mono-rhyme
‘cus she promotes one color at a time
and somehow knows which one to emphasize
which makes her pictures simple and sublime.
I like to look at princesses, (and whores)
and girls who wear bikinis by the shores,
I don’t comprehend each time their appeal,
I need not know the whys and the wherefores.
And thus it is when paintings speak to me-
I’d like a painting wrought by Hannelie.
© Lawrencealot – November 15, 2013
(This was a contest entry poem.)
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Morya’s Double Lock

Two quatrains plus two tercets
Rhyme scheme: abba baab cdc dcd
Volta at or following line 9
This is a form invented by Jose Rizal M. Reyes of the Philippines

ON OCTOBER 12, 2014 I became aware that a poem in this form was written by Joyce Kilmer, but apparently never christened. I have therefore re-named this form the Kilmer Sonnet.


Example Poem
Morning’s Gift     (Morya’s Double Lock)
I catch a fleeting glimpse- a waking dream
of sirens frolicking to start their day.
They’re full of joy, it seems that they’re at play;
I want to join them in the nearby stream.
I often wave with hopes that one will stay
but they all vanish in the rising steam.
They are but a mirage, so it would seem,
but still I’m buoyed by morning’s brief ballet.
I don’t despair their passing from my sight
the morn is brighter, sound now comes awake;
as critters scamper, pretty birds take flight.
If fantasy, or optical mistake
it none-the-less says things have started right.
and for a dreamer, that’s a decent break.
© Lawrencealot – November 14,  2013
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La Germania

This form is another invented by Jose Rizal M. Reyes
rhyming pattern: abba acca cddc dd
format: English (quatrain, quatrain, quatrain, couplet)
Example Poem
Was I Judged?      (La Germania)
Accepting people as they are to me
has made my life a fun and fine affair.
I find surprises happen when you care.
An honest interest sets many free.
The dullest stranger has a history
that may astound, amaze, and entertain,
a history they’re happy to explain,
to work through how today has come to be.
A page long post you sent with this refrain:
“Refrain from judging people sir; just wait,
and walk in shoes that led them to their fate.”
That you would think I would not caused me pain.
I’m thankful that your post was boiler plate.
There’s no room left within my heart for hate.
© Lawrencealot – November 15, 2013
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Signature Sonnet

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.
Example Poem
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
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Balanced Sonnet

Stanzaic:             2 septets (seven-line stanzas)
Meter:                  Iambic pentameter
Volta                    Not specified.
Rhyme Scheme:  ababcbc ededfef
Primary Sources –
Balanced sonnet/California rhyme scheme
Barbara Dilworth has devised a form she calls the balanced sonnet, or the California rhyming scheme. The rhyming scheme is ababcbc dedefef. This splits the 14 lines up into two 7-line sections, each with the same rhyming scheme. A purist would say that … this wasn’t a proper sonnet, because it doesn’t have the obligatory 8/6 split.
My thanks to Bob Newman at Volecentral for this information, his site is a wonderful resource.
  • The Balanced Sonnet is noted as not a sonnet because it doesn’t use the octave-sestet sonnet pattern but then technically neither does theShakespearean sonnet. So as long as the poem sings in 14 lines with a pivot or turn somewhere within, I think one could call it a sonnet. This form was created by Barbara Dilworth.The Balanced Sonnet is:
rhymed, rhyme scheme ababcbc dedefdf.
  • no placement of pivot prescribed.
My thanks to Judi Van Gorder at Poetry Magnus, another wonderful resource.
Example Poem
Not to Be Relinquished     (Balanced Sonnet)
Since every guy was asking you to dance,
including jocks and handsome wealthy guys,
I never thought that I would stand a chance
to hold you close and gaze into your eyes.
Your image captivates me through the day
and often I may think of you with sighs,
remembering you face and gentle sway.
You are so kind to everyone you meet
that peacefulness is anywhere you stand.
Compelled, I wandered near your vacant seat;
as you approached I just held out my hand
and mumbled “Hi!”, before the last note struck;
Your acquiescence made the day complete,
You stayed with me, those guys were out of luck.
© Lawrencealot – November 7, 2013
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Kangaroo Pause

Originally I found this form in Mr. Reyes’ work, listed as an Australian Sonnet,
but because of the very confusion mentioned below he renamed it elsewhere in his writings as a Kangaroo Pause.  Therefore, on November 14, 2013 I am renaming it on this post.

Rhyme scheme: abab ccdd efef gg
Invented by Jose Rizal M. Reyes of the Philippines

Note There is another form commonly referred to as
Australian Sonnet (or Bowlesian Sonnet)

Example poem:
Tell Me of Your Anger in Whispers (Australian Sonnet)
Should you be moved to speak in anger, dear,
I ask that first you test your words alone.
You’ll want to be assured your meaning’s clear.
If anger stems from blunder of my own.
If meaning’s very clear, then is it fair?
Are these first words intended to repair?
Is it essential now that blame be found?
Will such proceed toward a common ground?
There’s nothing risked delaying words that grate.
Perhaps, the words should simply disappear
for now, until your anger can abate.
Unleashed, harsh words will travel like a spear.
My love, use whispers closely late tonight.
I love you dearly; I will make it right.