This form was created by Lawrence Eberhart, aka Lawrencealot on Allpoetry in response to a contest.
It is named the Barbee, due to the facts it is dedicated to BarbarbBP, and that it’s syllabic representation looks somewhat like a capital E.
This form was designed for IAMBIC PENTAMETER in which case all of the required rhyming is STRESSED.
It has a COUPLET rhyming pattern on the 2nd syllable of aabbccddeeffgg
and an end-rhyme CROSSED rhyming pattern of ababcdcdefef
It is a poem of 12 lines and may be presented as the poet desires.
It is syllabic 10/10/10/6/6/10/10/6/6/10/10/10
A rose within my garden proudly grows
and shows it’s colors to all flying friends.
it sends it’s scents to bees and birds and so
attends to those whose ends
it serves while it preserves
with verve the scents its visitors like best
expressed thru pollination’s frequent swerve.
Attest now to progressed
parade of bright new shades
as trades made randomly give us a new
delight of multicolor serenades
It’s quite a pleasant gift for us to view.
© Lawrencealot – April 5, 2013