Fantasy

I recently acquired the book “The Study and Writing of Poetry,” which features poetry and poetry forms created and written by women. Today I will share forms created by Irene Gramling, Verna Lee Hinegardner, Lillian Mathilda Swenson, Remelda Gibson, Mary Owen Lewis, and Chiquita LoJuana Gonzolas.

The Fantasy 

The first form featured was created by Irene Gramling, and she created it about fifty years ago (Study and Writing of Poetry, 126).

MUST HAVES

–The first two stanzas have an indented format and the final stanza does not indent at all (see below).

–Three stanzas:

Stanza #1

Line #1 = 4 syllables
         Line #2 = 4 syllables
                   Line #3 = 8 syllables
                             Line #4 = 4 syllables
                   Line #5 = 4 syllables
         Line #6 = 4 syllables
Line #7 = 4 syllables

Stanza #2

Line #1 = 4 syllables
         Line #2 = 4 syllables
                   Line #3 = 8 syllables
                   Line #4 = 4 syllables
         Line #5 = 4 syllables
Line #6 = 4 syllables

Stanza #3

Line #1 = 4 syllables
Line #2 = 4 syllables
Line #3 = 8 syllables
Line #4 = 4 syllables
Line #5 = 4 syllables
Line #6 = 4 syllables
Line #7 = 4 syllables

–Rhyme: 

Stanza #1 = abccaba
Stanza #2 = deffed
Stanza #3 = gghhiii

COULD HAVES or WHAT IS THE POET’S CHOICE IN ALL THIS? 

–Topic, although “[i]t lends itself to humor and/or satire” (Study and Writing of Poetry, 126).
–Theme.
–Tone

Pasted from http://www.writing.com/main/newsletters/action/archives/id/5968-Newer-Poetry-Forms-Created-by-Women-Pt-2.html

My example

Family Audition

Her Audition (Fantasy)

Amarah Hi!
  Those glasses make you look astute
    You met the mob.
      D’ya get the job?
    If not, then why?
  You still are cute.
So don’t you cry.

Can’t tell you’re bald
  with that big hat,
    and heisting pa’s false teeth was cool.
    They stop the drool.
  You’re one smart brat!
No, no one’s called.

You best hustle
with that bustle
mom wants it back;
that is a fact.
You’re mom will talk if Hefner calls
or Esquire stalls –
She’s got the balls.

© Lawrencealot – December 13, 2014

Visual template

Fantasy

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