Imaginaerium

Invented by  Caroline Ann Gordon on Allpoetry.com.

This form is:
Isosyllabic: 12 syllables per line
Rhymed: abcabadeedff
Stanzaic: Presented as a sestet, a quatrain, and a couplet.

* Sestet is written followed by your Quatrain, this stanza is begun with a Volta.
* A Volta, which in Italian means “turn”.
The turn of thought is one in a Sonnet that is often indicated by such words as: “But”, “and”, and “yet.”
This form is Copyrighted © 2012 Caroline Ann Gordon.
If you pen in this form, please mention where you learned the style from.

Example Poem

Deferred Treasure

I wandered through the deserts high and slept in caves
while searching for the Montezuma’s gold that lies
in Utah hills. The Aztec fortune deemed so great
that it cannot be computed. Brought here by slaves
or Montezuma’s minions, several tons of prize.
Only one man survived the rest were put in graves.

Yet, years of toil and searching yielded only grief.
The map the old guy claimed good but not exact
Has led me here and many possibles I’ve tracked.
I miss my love, I’m through with greed. Time’s been a thief.

I’m still an able man, I’ll work.  The tide has turned.
My treasure is the girl who waits.  That I have learned.

© Lawrencealot – April 7, 2012

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Minute

The Minute Poem is a 60 syllable verse form, one syllable for each second in a minute. The theme should be an event that is over and done completely, as in a minute. Since the dominant line is short the effect is likely humorous, whimsical or semi-serious. It was created by Verna Lee Hinegardner, once poet laureate of Arkansas.

It is written as three stanza with syllables of 8/4/4/4
The rhyme pattern is aabb ccdd eeff (aabbccddeeff)
It is written in strict iambic meter.

Example Poem

Wrong Room

My thought,  my dear,  was that tonight
I’d do it right.
No more wham bam,
Then kiss and scram.

I slid real close, and  loved the fit,
hand on your tit.
It was a dream
until the scream.

Your mom  fled from the rented room.
Impending doom.
I’d be in it
In a minute.

(c) Lawrencealot – February 9, 2012

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