Pirouette

• The Pirouette is an invented verse form with very little detail provided.
The Pirouette is:
○ a decastich, a poem in 10 lines.
○ syllabic, 6 syllable per line.
○ L5 is repeated in L6.
○ rhymed or unrhymed at the discretion of the poet.

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.

Pirouette
 10 line free verse   Each line contains 6 syllables Line 5 and 6 are identical
Line 5 ends first half   Line 6 starts second   Both halves different

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

Well, after scouring the internet, I found conflicting information on whether to poem could rhyme or not, and only free verse examples. SO, I am going to opt for Judi Van Gorder’s take, and pen a rhymed version as I have found her research most frequently correct in the past.

My example

Reno, Santa Crawl

The Santa Crawl (Pirouette)

Tying one on last night
wobbling from bar to bar,
each dressed up like Santa,
none allowed in a car.
It made downtown a sight.

It made downtown a sight.
Santa was everywhere;
It’s worth the trip downtown.
Each tavern gets its share.
A grown-up kid’s delight.

© Lawrencealot – October 25, 2014

 

Photo Credit, and info on this annual Reno Event

http://www.visitrenotahoe.com/reno-tahoe/what-to-do/events/special-events/12-13-2014/reno-santa-pub-crawl

 

 

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