Jram

Jram form Invented by LilacThOughts of Allpoetry.com.

Stanzaic: 5 quatrains.
Isosyllabic:  10  or 8 syllables to each line
Rhyme scheme: aabb bbcc bbdd aadd aaff  (aabbbbccbbddaabbaaff).
The last line of 1st stanza becomes 1st line of second stanza
Refrain: 3rd line of 1st stanza becomes 1st line of 3rd stanza
2nd line of 1st stanza becomes 1st line of 4th stanza
1st line of 1st stanza become 1st line of 5th stanza
Meter: optional by the poet, Iambic Pentameter works well

This form may also be used with tetrameter
as a poetic option.

Example Poem

Poets’ Love

Our poems relieved a certain unrest.
We drove each other to produce our best.
Though verse we lived where neither still could go.
Within our verses we did make it so.

Within our verses we did make it so.
We’d sail on yachts and sip of fine Bordeaux.
Tall peaks were climbed and pleasant valleys crossed.
We found adventure, and our fears were lost.

Though verse we lived where neither still could go.
We crossed desserts and mountains capped with snow.
Ignoring barriers thwarting us in life,
By-passed, surmounted without any strife.

We drove each other to produce our best.
We strolled thru poem forms as though possessed.
We thought a lot alike and loved to share.
I felt alone at times she wasn’t there.

Our poems relieved a certain unrest.
We soothed each other during times of stress.
When things became too much for her to bear.
I only hoped it mattered I was there.

© Lawrencealot – September 15, 2013

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Jram

Monchielle

A Monchielle is stanzaic refrain form created by Jim Tage Henriksen, who writes on Allpoetry.com.
The rules are as follows: first line repeats in each stanza, 
it consist four stanzas in total, each stanza consists of five lines, 
each line consists of six syllables, and lines three and five rhyme. 
The pattern is AbcdcAefgfAhijiAklml 
Example Poem 

Ducky Bras
Please let me make your bra.
My business needs a start.
And you would look so fine
If you were to be seen
In a brassier of mine.
Please let me make your bra.
I custom fit each one.
I promise they will fit.
I measure lovingly,
I hold and weigh each tit.
Please let me make your bra.
One price for any size.
Your bust can’t be too large.
I do so love my work,
thus may reduce the  charge.
Please let me make your bra.
I’ll give you some cleavage
if you want,  and push up
those puppies, TuDor style,
Adding at least a cup.
© Lawrencealot – April 13, 2012
(Picture credit:  Bing Images)
 
 
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Phyquain

Form Created by John Madison Shaw, Sr., aka Arkbear on Allpoetry.

MUST have 5 Quatrains – (20 lines)
No Set Line length
No Set Meter
The Nth line of each quatrain must rhyme with each other.
Letter use restrictions.
No letter ( a ) in 1st L of each Q –
No letter ( b ) in 2nd L of each Q –
No letter ( c ) in 3rd L of each Q –
No letter ( d ) in 4th L of each Q –
ALL 1st L’s must have same end Rhyme –
ALL 2nd L’s must have same end Rhyme –
ALL 3rd L’s must have same end Rhyme –
ALL 4th L’s must have same end Rhyme –
Flow is a MUST!
Metaphors are a MUST!
Beautiful Poetic voice is a MUST!
There can be no fixed template for the form, for line length is NOT specified
Most I have seen have been pentameter or longer.
Since one can choose any line-length and meter
I have chosen Iambic tetrameter for this work.
Example Poem
Absurdlutely My Beloved    (Phyquain)
I’ll mow my way through drive-way snow
I’ll shovel  through the growing grass
I’ll throw the pigs at angry birds
or fly-fish somewhere in a blimp.
I’ll cry when comedy’s the show
and laugh at church and scratch my ass.
I’ll roller skate in buff’lo herds
I’ll teach ballooning to a shrimp.
I might return before I go,
or teach at school that has no class
or write a poem without words
or book a nun that needs a pimp.
I might invite the firefly’s glow
to brighten up each underpass
or make all homeboys into nerds.
I could teach rattlesnakes to primp.
These I might do, you’ll never know.
However you will be my lass
forever plus about two-thirds.
Always will I remain your imp.
© Lawrencealot – January 22, 2013
Since one can choose any line-length and meter
I have chosen Iambic tetrameter for this work.
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