Puente

“Puente” means bridge in Spanish. This form was invented by James Rasmusson.
Constructed in 3 stanzas, the 1st and 3rd are separate thoughts but share an equal number of lines and the center, bridge stanza. The middle stanza is one line and is enclosed in tildes (~) to distinguish itself as both the last line of the first stanza and the first line of the last stanza.
The meter and rhyming are at the poet’s discretion, free verse being perfectly acceptable. The title is has no guidelines; it need not match the bridge stanza like the example below.
 
Example Poem 

Opportunity Knocks 

A new form came upon the scene
and sep’rate topics are required
with bridging line in between
as linked by poet, so inspired. 

~ it’s both a test and opportunity~ 

Another contest has appeared
it features something yet untried
but that is nothing to be feared;
try it, you’ll be satisfied.

© Lawrencealot – May 31, 2013 

Pixiku

Pixiku
Monday, January 21, 2013
11:28 AM
Pixiku is a poetry form Invented by  Alice E. P. Stephenson, aka SEA_angle on Allpoetry.
The plural of PIXIKU is PIXIKU just as the plural of HAIKU is HAIKU.

Pixiku is THREE line poetry
(Wild child of Haiku and Senryu).
PIXIKU have no syllable count. Capital letters okay.
Since we all have something quotable to say once in awhile.

Pixiku, Haiku or Senryu Around The World.  (Up to You.)
HAIKU about nature
SENRYU about everything else
(Lower case. Maximum syllable count 17 syllables.)
PIXIKU is all encompassing with NO syllable count…
(Upper case okay in a Pixiku.)
The following are PIXIKU examples by the inventor
IN YOUR LIFE
You are the star
Your decisions have your autograph
Consequences reflect your character
THE GIFT OF YOU
Did you know that not only is
Today a gift since the present
YOU are a gift being present
PIXIKU INSTRUCTIONS:
P ixiku is a 3 line poem; original personal quote (thought)
I nvented by poet SEA angel
X eno to poetry and the wild child of Haiku and Senryu
I nvites your life experience self expression etc.
K eeping a syllable count or lower case not required
U p to you how you set up 3 lines to express your message

 

Example Poem by Lawrencelot
There are just under billion people
alive on the earth today
and you are related to everyone of them by DNA.
(C) Lawrencealot – September 19, 2012

pantoum

The pantoum consists of a series of quatrains rhyming ABAin which the second and fourth lines of a quatrain recur as the first and third lines in the succeeding quatrain;
each quatrain introduces a new second rhyme as BCBC, CDCD .
The first line of the series recurs as the last line of the closing quatrain,
and third line of the poem recurs as the second line of the closing quatrain, rhyming ZAZA.
The design is simple:
Line 1
Line 2
Line 3
Line 4
Line 5 (repeat of line 2)
Line 6
Line 7 (repeat of line 4)
Line 8
Continue with as many stanzas as you wish, but the ending
stanza then repeats the second and fourth lines of the
previous stanza (as its first and third lines), and also
repeats the third line of the first stanza, as its second
line, and the first line of the first stanza as its fourth.
So the first line of the poem is also the last.
Last stanza:
Line 2 of previous stanza
Line 3 of first stanza
Line 4 of previous stanza
Line 1 of first stanza
NOTE: I found to meter specified for this form but on Shadow Poetry found examples from Iambic Trimeter to Pentameter
Example PoemThen She Married Me

I met her online, whatcha think of that?
In writing workshop I critiqued her work.
Then we played sensual games by chat.
Cutting out by need… the hotel desk clerk.

In writing workshop I critiqued her work.
Her stories aroused a man unfulfilled.
Cutting out by need… the hotel desk clerk.
Our minds connected; our Eros was thrilled.

Her stories aroused a man unfulfilled.
We climbed with words into each other’s head.
Our minds connected; our Eros was thrilled.
This late-night texting led me to her bed.

We climbed with words into each other’s head.
Then we played sensual games by chat.
This late-night texting led me to her bed.
I met her online, whatcha think of that?

(c) Lawrencealot April 2012

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Paired Triquin

This is a form recently invented by Gary Kent Spain, aka venicebard on allpoetry.
To Quote Gary:
 Some paired what, you say?  This is a form I invented recently, not just to invent a form but because I liked the sound of it.
‘Triquin’ is a reversal of ‘quatrain’ (I dropped the a because both ‘triquain’ and ‘troisquain’ sounded funny to me) and is defined as a three-line stanza consisting of:
L1 – trochee-iamb-iamb-iamb
(DUM de de DUM de DUM de DUM);
L2 – iamb-iamb-iamb-iamb
(de DUM de DUM de DUM de DUM)
L3 – (indented) iamb-iamb 
(de DUM de DUM);
and it must contain alliteration between two consecutive stressed words in one of its lines,
and the final consonant sound of L2 must match that of L3(last two consonants,
if the last syllables of both end in two or more consonant sounds).
‘Paired Triquins’ specifically refers to two of these forming one six-line stanza,
with another variant allowed (only if one wishes) for the new L5, namely:
pyrrhic-spondee-iamb-iamb   (de de DUM DUM de DUM de DUM)
…and the additional requirement of having the 1st and 3rd DUMs of L2 rime the third DUM of L1,
and the 1st and 3rd DUMs of L5 rime the 2nd and 4th, respectively, of L4.
Syllabic schematic:
XxxXxAxX
xAxXxAxT
     xXxT [‘T’= terminal consonant]
XxxBxXxC
xBxXxCxT [or xxBXxCxT]
       xXxT

Example Poem

Mentor   (Paired Triquin Pair)
Scoundrels will scheme and squirm to make
you learn what you have spurned in past
    these tasks attest.
Welsh as this seems, it to’s been true
in dreams,  these I eschew sometimes,
     but not new forms.
Granted not gracing our fair bard
this hour would only sour myself.
    There’d be no riff.
Colleges fail,  but mentors don’t;
they’re hale and really won’t give up.
    They just can’t stop.
© Lawrencealot – June 20, 2013

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Octelle

Octelle
The Octelle, created by Emily Romano, is a poem consisting of eight lines using personification and symbolism in a telling manner. The syllable count structure for this verse is 8/8/7/7/7/7/8/8, and the rhyme scheme is A1A2bbccA1A2. The first two lines and the last two lines are identical (refrain).
Example Poem
I’ve Heard It All Before
  
I am the bottom of the mug 
You see me when you chug-a-lug. 
Look down here for answers, dear. 
I am sure they won’t appear. 
That’s been tried by many men. 
What the hey, you’ll try again. 
I am the bottom of the mug 
You see me when you chug-a-lug. 
   © February 14, 2013
 
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Nove Otto

The Nove Otto poetry form was created by Scott J. Alcorn. It is a nine-lined poem with 8 syllables per line (isosyllabic). The rhyme scheme is as follows: aacbbcddc.
The presented rhyme scheme, no matter who wrote it, is a corruption of the accepted standard, it should be presented as aabccbddb.
I have asked Shadow Poetry to make the correction on rhyme scheme protocol.
Restated Specifications
A nine line poem, Syllabic, 8 syllables per line
Rhyme Scheme: aabccbddbExample Poem

Quietude

The clatter of our daily life,
type-writers, doors, or fork and knife,
are processed- usually ignored
while we contend with mundane tasks.
“Where is the quiet?” we might ask.
To find it you must leave the horde,
and the devices built by men.
Commune with nature now and then.
Assuredly, you’ll not be bored.

© Lawrencealot – May 24, 2013

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Mystic Butterfly

Mystic Butterfly form is one created by two poetesses
and combines their pen names of Mystictaurusritr and DarkButterfly.
The form is intricate in style and utilizes both of their own styles
as well as incorporating extended echos of Edgar Allan Poe.
Their form is penned as follows:
2 Sestets (6 lines per stanza)
Each line starts with a capital letter.
Rhyme scheme:  abcddd
Internal and External rhyme using the same pattern, on every line.
Line 6 is your refrain, which the first word may be altered
if needed to fit stanza better. Syllable pattern as follows:
L1 ~ 16 syllables
L2 ~ 18 syllables
L3 ~ 16 syllables
L4 & L5 ~ 15 syllables (L5 ends with end word of L4)
L6 ~ 7 syllables
Example Poem
A Night Out with a Role Playing Mistress      (Mystic Butterfly)

I followed her into the park across the street and in the dark.
Her coat hid her skimpy and bold clothes that exposed much to view, more to cold.
She’d turned him down with much disdain, and picked another just as plain,
He, had no doubt, much money spent; back downstairs he looked content.
She’d  struck out  with a spiffy gent, who left clearly not content.
Evil doers must repent.

As she approached the wooded dark, cutting through the secluded park.
Death was gaining through the dim cold.  This attack would be quick evil and bold.
There remained nothing to explain. The whore simply must feel the pain.
He pulled her from the hard cement, promised loud he would torment.
Before he could my knife’s descent cut his throat without torment.
Evil doers must repent.

© Lawrencealot – October 28, 2013
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Michelle’s Quatrain Wrap

This form was created by  Michelle DeLoatch-Barbosa , aka Michelle723 of Allpoety.

 

It consists of four or more quatrains
the first three lines being written in iambic tetrameter
and the last line being written in iambic trimeter.
Of course poets so inclined may substitute trochaic meter.

Rhyme Scheme: aaab cccb dddb … aaab

Example Poem


Tombstone Movie (Michelle’s Quatrain Wrap)

The outlaws had a power base,
controlled the town and usually chased
the law-abiding from the place
and sent them further west.

When Wyatt Earp rode into town
it was to put his own roots down
he’d served as lawman and had found
large measures of success.

He’d brought his wife and brothers too,
all prepared to try something new.
He thought his fighting days were through
He wanted now to rest.

Ike Clanton and an outlaw gang
controlled the town with strum und drang;
the sheriff there weren’t worth a dang.
Here outlaws coalesced.

A marshal’s killed and terror reigns
and brother Virgil takes the reins
then outlaw enmity begins
with their law self-professed.

Doc Holiday is Wyatt’s friend
and to his efforts Doc did lend
his pistol power to defend
a friend he called his best.

When Wyatt met his Josephine
a love at mutual first sight’s seen
she leaves before the showdown scene
and moves to the far west.

An ambush kills or maims his kin
then Wyatt dons a badge again
and vows the outlaws now can’t win,
their deaths pre-empt arrest.

When Holiday beats Ringo Starr
who could have beaten Earp by far
the outlaws are without a star,
their power dispossessed.

Doc gives Wyatt some sound advice:
before with boots off Doc then dies
most entertained by that surprise-
his final thought expressed.

When Wyatt found her, pled his case,
she accepted and they embraced
with love that never was erased,
as Holiday assessed.

© Lawrencealot – September 2, 2013

A/N
Following its cinematic release in 1993, Tombstone was named “One of the 5 greatest Westerns ever made” by True West Magazine.

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Lisa Rima

This is a new form invented by Lisa La Grange of Allpoetry.
It consists of two or more quatrains of set syllabic length.
and with a specified rhyme pattern.
Syllable are: 8/8/8/3, and
Rhyme is: zzza
Meter is:
da da DUM da DUM da DUM da for the 8 syllable lines, and
da da DUM for the final line of each stanza.
(Anapest, amphibrach, trochee,  (same thing as Anapest, iamb, iamb) then
Anapest for line 4)
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Pony Up
 

 
I suppose our band is corny,
and our plight about as thorny,
as a Bishop getting horny.
That’s a bit. 

Now John Wayne is bold and dashing,
and friend Clint is big on smashing,
and they both are really cashing
in on it. 

The guitar I play beautif’ly,
I quaff my beers down dutif’ly
and play poker quite fruitfully
when I sit. 

When required my firearm shooting
at the bandits who are looting
will just leave the children hooting
quite a bit.
It’s for peanuts that we’re playing
that’s despite skill we’re displaying
so if they do not start paying
I shall quit. 

© Lawrencealot – August 24,2013
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