Candlelight

Candlelight
Candlelight- A form created by Christina R Jussaume on 12/03.07. Syllable counts are 5, 5, 5, 4, 4, 3, 2, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, and 7 syllables. 
Rhyme is AABBCCDEFGHIJKLMN

Pasted from http://the.a.b.c.of.poetry.styles.patthepoet.com/index.html
Many Thanks to Christina R Jussaume for her work on the Poetry Styles site.

• The Candlelight is an invented verse form that may have been meant as a shape poem, although I can’t visualize a candle in this frame. It was introduced by Christina Jussaume.
The Candlelight is:
○ a poem in 17 lines.
○ syllabic, 5-5-5-4-4-3-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-7 syllables per line, centered on the page.
○ rhymed aabbccxxxxxxxxxxxx x being unrhymed.

Pasted from http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?/topic/2192-invented-forms-from-poetry-styles/
My thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on this fine PMO resource.

My example

Her First Bra (Candlelight)

I pulled her bra-strap,
received a small slap.
A blush, then a smile
it was worthwhile
acknowledgement
had been sent,
in my
fifth-grade
class-room.
Days
then
months
then
years
passed
as
we assumed our new genders.

© Lawrencealot – October 6, 2014

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Candlelight

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