Waltz Wave

WALTZ WAVE
This form, named for Leo Waltz, the Web Manager of Sol Magazine, asks for a one-stanza titled poem, with nineteen lines; each line has a set number of syllables.
Pattern:   1/2/1/2/3/2/1/2/3/4/3/2/1/2/3/2/1/2/1
Words may be split into syllables to fit the pattern.  This form seems to educe a soothing cadence as the lines gently increase and decrease, so it is suggested that topic chosen for this form also be soothing.
Today’s Gift (Waltz Wave)

White
blossoms
bloom
today
outside my
window
a
welcome
occurrence
since yesterday.
How many
mornings
have
I failed
to see the
gifts that
each
day brings
me?© Lawrencealot – April 15, 2014

Interlocke

The Interlocke form was founded ©April 2012 by Caroline A Gordon.
* Your title must be 8 syllables in length
* 3 sestets (6 lines)
* 1 ending line
* 19 lines in all
* With the following syllable pattern: stanza 1 868868 stanza 2 and 3 are 868864
* Last line is 8 syllables in italics.
You may utilize iambic trimeter and iambic tetrameter if you so wish.
* Your rhyme per sestet is as follows:
Stanza 1: abbabc
Stanza 2: bbcddA
Stanza 3: deedeA
Final Line: e (Italicized)

* The A represents a refrain being utilized at the end of stanzas 2 and 3.
 Your refrain is a shorter version of you first line in stanza 1.
* Also, each line can have internal rhyme this is optional,
and if you want to incorporate internal rhyme you don’t have to have
it on each line if you don’t want to.
MUST have end line rhyme per line, except your refrain.
* Stanza 1 is the original on its own
* Stanza 2 begins your interlocke, locking b with stanza 1
* Stanza 3 interlockes by locking in d with stanza 2
*Your last line is a 8 syllable one in italics using e rhyme pattern.
So, in essence your last sestet could be like this deedfA e.
*If you need to utilize fillers, that is your choice, I use them sparingly.
The Interlocke form is Copyrighted © April 2012 by Caroline A Gordon.

Example Poem
Let’s Write an Interlocke Form

On this line, next; Here’s a refrain.
To end stanzas two and three.
Where I placed “three” is fine you see
for common rhymes have much to gain.
That first “b” rhyme will see
five times it rhymes before we end.

You may choose rhyme in side.  You’re free
To use end-rhyme only.
And use a set meter, my friend,
or not, a gain.  You’re free to choose.
This form requires no booze.
Here’s a refrain.

The next line rhymes much.  You can’t lose.
Remember closing line.
This is Interlocke– note entwine.
Do it well and you shall bemuse.
With discipline divine.
Here’s a refrain.

Another  form we do define.

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Interlocke

Terzanelle

The Terzanelle is a poetry type which is a combination of  the villanelle and the terza rima forms invenated by Lewis Turco.
It is a 19-line poem consisting of five interlocking tercets plus a concluding quatrain in which the first and third lines of the first triplet appear as refrains. The middle line of each triplet is repeated, reappearing as the last line of the succeeding triplet with the exception of the center line of the next-to-the-last stanza which appears in the quatrain.
The rhyme and refrain scheme for the triplets is as follows:
ABA’ bCB cDC dED eFE fAFA‘ or
ABA ‘bCB cDC dED eFE fFAA’ 

Meter is Iambic Pentamter
Example Poem:
Simpler times   (Terzanelle)
The simple times remembered are worthwhile.
Those memories are treasured gifts to keep.
We were innocent and lived without guile.
        
Our curiosity was very deep,
inviting us always to be alive.
Those memories are treasured gifts to keep.
        
Adults have designed their plans to survive
we have a docket that precludes just being–
inviting us always to be alive.
        
Adults predispose and look without seeing.
Now  we can’t dawdle, we all must compete
we have a docket that precludes just being–
        
As kids, a mistake was not a defeat,
we had no agenda but just to be
Now  we can’t dawdle, we all must compete
        
Adults must relearn that gift, to be free.
The simple times remembered are worthwhile.
we had no agenda but just to be.
We were innocent and lived without guile.
By Lawrencealot, © 2012, All rights reserved.
 
 
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Villanelle

Villanelles are required to have an intricate rhyme scheme and two lines that are refrains – like refrains in songs, they get repeated over and over.

The rhyme scheme is AbA’abAabA’abAabA’abAA’, so there are only two rhymes that end all the lines.

In addition, the first line and third line, the refrains, are repeated four times each –
the first line appears at the end of stanzas 2 and 4 and as the second-to-last line in stanza 6.
The poem’s third line appears again at the end of stanzas 3, 5, and 6.

So if we call the first line A and the third line A’, and any line that rhymes with them a,
then the rhyme scheme is: AbA’ abA abA’ abA abA’ abAA’
Example Poem:

Sensuality’s Source

Arousal flows from love’s thought and intent.
Thus age is harmless to this wife of mine.
A tease fulfilled, assures a mates ascent.

Desire for one another will invent
Innumerable paths leading to cloud nine.
Arousal flows from love’s thought and intent.

Performance, age related, has been bent
by years;  her voice and touch revokes decline.
A tease fulfilled,  assures a mates ascent.

A failure now and then she’ll not  resent
If he in other ways her wants enshrine.
Arousal flows from love’s thought and intent.

Endearments overshadow the event
and fill two hearts most willing to entwine.
A tease fulfilled, assures a mates ascent.

Today’s youth may not know how much is meant
by such commitment.  Love makes all things fine.
Arousal flows from love’s thought and intent.
A tease fulfilled, assures a mates ascent.

© Lawrencealot – March, 2012

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