Violette

• The Violette is a stanzaic form with a rhyme scheme similar to the Zéjel without the mundanza, introduced by Viola Gardner. Line 4 carries a linking rhyme from stanza to stanza.

The Violette is:
○ stanzaic, written in any number of quatrains.
○ syllabic, 6/6/6/4 syllables per line.
○ rhymed, feminine rhyme used aaab cccb dddb etc b is a linking rhyme from stanza to stanza.

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My example poem

Fairy Trails     (Violette)

I followed her that day
to where the fairies play,
I thought ‘twould be okay.
She ran from me.

I touched her; thought I’d earned
that for which I’d so yearned
but with that touch I turned
into a tree.

As seasons’ colors changed
with words and thoughts exchanged
the fairy maid arranged
to set me free.

With nothing more to lose,
each year she brings me clues
and monthly she will choose
to sit with me.

© Lawrencealot – April 7, 2014

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Zanze

  • The Zanze is a verse form with variable syllabic pattern introduced by Walden Greenwell.The Zanze is:
    • a poem in 16 lines made up of 4 quatrains.
    • syllabic, 8/8/8/8/6/6/6/6/4/4/4/4/2/4/6/8 syllables per line.
    • rhymed, AbabcdcdefefgagA.
    • L1 is repeated as L16, L5 is the repetition of first 6 syllables of L1, L9 is the repetition of first 4 syllables of L1 and L13 is the repetition of the first 2 syllables of L1.
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Although the rhyme pattern suggest there is one refrain, ther are actually four!
My Example poem
Now I Lay Me Down, Let’s Sleep      (Zanze)
If you wait ’til the morning dear
I’ll be more sober and awake
It’s better when my head is clear,
I’ll know you then for heaven’s sake.
If you wait ’til the morn
I’ll treat you like a queen
and not as a lowborn
with limbs to come between.
If you wait ’til
the time is right
I know I will
give you delight.
If you
forgive my beer
I promise I’ll come through.
If you wait ’til the morning dear.
© Lawrencealot – April 7, 2014
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Veltanelle

  • The Veltanelle is a stanzaic form created by Velta Myrtle Allen Sanford.
  • The Veltanelle is:
    • stanzaic, written in no more than 3 sixains.
    • syllabic: 10/6/10/6/10/10 syllables per line.
    • rhymed ababcc dededeff ghghghii.
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My example poem
Anything’s Inside     (Veltanelle)
This floor and I were hiding in a tree.
along with many things.
It took the work of man to set us free
as we hid in the rings.
It took some skill to find us, that is true.
Imagine what might be inside of you.
© Lawrencealot – April 7, 2014
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Termelay

  • The Termelay is similar to the Roundelay. This invented verse form was created by Viola Berg.The Termelay is:
    • a hexastich, a poem in 6 lines.
    • syllabic, 4/4/4/8/8/4 syllables per line.
    • unrhymed.
    • composed with a refrain, L3 is repeated as L6. 
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My example poem
What Do Nattering Nannies Know?    (Termelay)
When power groups
say “No you can’t”,
Do something else.
Some want constraints acts that seem fine;
Just stick a finger in their eye.
Do something else.
© Lawrencealot – April 7, 2014
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Sweetbriar

  • The Sweetbriar is a stanzaic invented form similar to the Minuette. It uses only 1 rhyme and was created by Viola Berg.
    The Sweetbriar is:

    • stanzaic, written in 2 sixains.
    • syllabic, 4/4/6/4/4/6 syllables per line.
    • rhymed, rhyme scheme xxaxxa xxaxxa.
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My example poem

He Watches Me Bathe    (Sweetbriar)

He likes to watch
me shower it excites
him, that I know.
I wait until I’m sure
he’s there, then I
put on my show.
I see him smile
as I’m caressed by the
cool water’s flow.
He spends that time with me
each day, until
I have to go.

© Lawrencealot – April 5, 2014
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Seox

  • The Seox (seox in Anglo Saxon means six) is a verse form written in 6 lines in keeping with its name. It was created by Ann Byrnes Smith.The Seox is:
    • a poem in six lines, a hexastich.
    • syllabic, 3/7/6/5/4/3 syllables per lines.
    • unrhymed.
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My Example Poem

A Way Out     (Seox)

When it is
practically impossible
to force your words to march
to any set rhyme
or metric flow
use this form.

© Lawrencealot – April 5, 2014

Septanelle

  • The Septanelle is a verse form in 7 lines. It was created by Lyra LuVaile.
    The Septanelle is:

    • a heptastich, a poem in seven lines.
    • syllabic, 4/6/10/4/6/10/4 syllables per line.
    • rhymed, rhyme scheme ababcca.

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My Example Poem
Not Enough     (Septanlle)

I had no dream
at twenty-one. My life
had been scripted by others, it would seem.
I took a wife
served country, then could see
that schooling offered opportunity –
my only theme.

© Lawrencealot – April 5, 2014

Scallop

  • The Scallop is an invented stanzaic form written in sixains. It was created by Marie L Blanche Adams.
    The Scallop is:

    • stanzaic, written in any number of sixains.
    • syllabic, 2/4/6/6/4/2 syllables per line.
    • rhymed, rhyme scheme abccba deffed ghiihg etc.
My Thanks to Judi Van Gorder for the wonderful resource at PMO
My example poem
What Need for Rhyme    (Scallop)
What need
have you for rhyme?
Is there a purpose served,
are rhyming words deserved
all of the time?
Indeed!
If I
should someday choose
to forego rhyming verse
my spirit would be worse
and I would lose,
so why?
© Lawrencealot –  April 4, 2014
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For-Get-Me-Not

  • For-Get-Me-Not is a tiny verse originated by Viola Gardner.The For-Get-Me-Not  is:
    • a small poem, a complete couplet (2 lines).
    • syllabic, 4 syllable lines.
    • rhymed.
    • titled.
      May by jvg
      A daisy day
      will lead the way.
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My Example Poem
Ahhh!
If you want brief –
Here’s your relief.

Pendulum

  • The Pendulum is an invented verse form that features graduated line lengths. It was created by Etta J Murphy and was first published in Calkins, Haiku Highlights (July-August 1970).The Pendulum is:
    • a poem in 8 lines, an octastich.
    • syllabic, 8/6/4/2/2/4/6/8 syllables per line.
    • rhymed, rhyme scheme aabbccdd.
My Thanks to Judi Van Gorder for the wonderful resource at PMO
My Example Poem
Put Fear AND Foolishness Astern   (The Pendulum)
We live in a contingent world
where accidents are hurled.
Things break and fall
and all
our skill
still never will
be shield against events.
I find avoidance fine defense.
© Lawrencealot – April 4, 2014
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