Scallop

  • The Scallop is an invented stanzaic form written in sixains. It was created by Marie L Blanche Adams.
    The Scallop is:

    • stanzaic, written in any number of sixains.
    • syllabic, 2/4/6/6/4/2 syllables per line.
    • rhymed, rhyme scheme abccba deffed ghiihg etc.
My Thanks to Judi Van Gorder for the wonderful resource at PMO
My example poem
What Need for Rhyme    (Scallop)
What need
have you for rhyme?
Is there a purpose served,
are rhyming words deserved
all of the time?
Indeed!
If I
should someday choose
to forego rhyming verse
my spirit would be worse
and I would lose,
so why?
© Lawrencealot –  April 4, 2014
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Badger’s Hexastitch

This form was found on PoetryMagnumOpus with the information below.  I will give full attribution to the creator when I can.
Badger’s Hexastich is a fun variation of the Crapsey Cinquain invented by our own Badger. It simply expands the cinquain to another line and 2 more syllables.
Badger’s Hexastich is:
  • a poem in 6 lines.
  • syllabic, 2/4/6/6/4/2.
  • unrhymed, optional rising and falling end-words.
reading,
rooted in mind,
not tasting ripe berries,
the oozing summer scent,
window open,
waiting
~~Phil Wood
First flight,
small granddaughter
visits Grandma with Dad,
Mom, brother and sisters
in soccer play-offs
back home.
Judi Van Gorder
My Example Poem
Growing
Fall down
consider tears–
crawl to where grandpa sits
grab onto grandpa’s leg
grin like a fox–
stand up
© Lawrencealot – February 16, 2014