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

Lucubration

This form is Copyrighted © 2012 Amanda J. Norton.
LUCUBRATION FORM, NO SET METER
17 lines All together
2 octave stanzas followed by a single line
12 syllables each line
abababab cdcdcdcd d rhyme scheme
then a final 5 word line must be in italics  12 syllables
and your final line rhymes with d of the second stanza..
Your title Must be an 5 syllable title.

Example Poem

Together Again

You came seeking solace as darkness chased the day
Over the mountain; too long we have been apart.
You cling to me, the way you did before, the way
that alleviates despair – banishes from heart
those thoughts of worthlessness, abandonment, dismay.
Succor I find as much as give, for you restart
the engine of my soul. Frightened by our foray
in to the forbidden, we both tried to depart.

Resolve and prayerful dedication to all
except each other, each taking all of the blame,
has left an  emptiness, just leaving me a thrall
to conformity. I need you and feel no shame.
The sensual delight of your smoothness does enthrall.
Your arms on me, once more bring peace, and bring the same
tranquility we shared before; no withdrawal
shall encroach again. We are found – have won life’s game.

Passionate reciprocity sets life aflame.

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