Paulo Comitatu

This is a poetry form created by Allen R.  Emery,  aka Joe King on Allpoetry.com.
I call this form paulo comitatu, “Little Train”. It is like an engine then three other cars. 
Line 1 of each verse in Iambic Tetrameter
Lines 2-4 are Iambic trimeter.
The trimeter lines share mono-rhyme.
Stanza patters are you choice, the template shows three possibles:
x, a, a, a. 
x, b, b, b. 
or
a, b, b, b
a, c, c, c
d, e, e, e
d, f, f, f
Etc
a, b, b, b,
a b, b, b,    
c, d, d, d, 
c, d, d, d.

Poem Example

Sketch a Man

A man wants many things in life.
He wants security,
he needs identity,
and wants fidelity.

 He wants not just a faithful wife, 
but certainty from all, 
in matters large and small 
when friends and family call.

 One having such, can actualize 
and act not just for him, 
but laugh and joke on whim, 
and smile when hopes are dim.

 Foremost it comes as no surprise 
her touch, her talk, her care 
the ideas that they share 
will take man anywhere.

  © Lawrencealot – December 27, 2012

 

Visual template
Paulo Comitatu
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