Pruntiform

• Pruntiform is a recent invented acrostic form created by Randy Prunty in which the words of the first line of the poem are sequentially the first word of each subsequent line. The structure of the poem is at the discretion of the poet.

You can also use the title of a book, movie or poem (with 3 or more words in the title), begin each line of your poem with the sequential words from the title. The subject could describe the book etc named or it could be about anything. The frame of the verse is at the discretion of the poet.

Unnoticed by Judi Van Gorder

Water does not remove the stain
For it is deep and indelible.
Elephants dance in the attic.

Pasted from http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?showtopic=993#pruntiform
My thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on this fine PMO resource.

My example

An Unfinished Life

An opportunity exists each day to address
Unfinished work, in getting on with
Life.

© Lawrencealot – January 10, 2015

Note:  I used the words of the title, vs the first line.

Made into movie starring Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman, and Jennifer Lopez.

Acronet poetry form

Poetry Styles is a website that briefly explains the how to of many classic verse forms and includes some invented forms that appear to have originated within its community of poets, especially the webmaster Christina Jussaume. Several of Christina’s invented forms have some spiritual feature. I have found some of these forms on other sites. I also include them here.

  • The Acronet is an invented verse form that appears to be a combination Acrostic and Nonet created by Patricia A Farnswort-Simpson in 2008.

    The Acronet is:

    • a poem in 18 lines made up of 2 nine line stanzas.

    • syllabic, 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9 syllables per line.

    • rhymed at the discretion of the poet.

    • an acrostic, the first letter of each line when read vertically spells out a phrase.

 

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.

 

Acronet

This form was created by Patricia A Farnsworth-Simpson on 08/19/08. It is an Acrostic with a reversed Nonet, then an Acrostic with Nonet second.

 Pasted from  http://the.a.b.c.of.poetry.styles.patthepoet.com/index.html

 

It seems that the community has adopted the first 9 lines from the specifications above judging by a recent online contest. Here is one of the submissions:

kissing my silken white beautiful
In the clouds falling rose petals
Softly in washed emotions
Sparkles colour the air
Endless my feelings
Delightful rose
Your lips beg
Open
Up

Pasted from <http://www.fanstory.com/displaystory.jsp?id=632215>
 July 2013

My Example

Adoringly Addictive (Acronet)

Adoringly Addictive

An apparition on the prarie
Drew me into a wondrous world
Only I could seem to see
Restless and enticing
Images of women
Near and calling
God,she so
Looked like
You.

And
Daily
Duties I
Impatiently
Complete to get me
Through the day until your
Image, a quite translucent
Vision presents itself before
Evening falls. For this each day, I live.

© Lawrencealot – October 3, 2014

Alphabestiary poetry form

The Alphabestiary a type of Acrostic or more specifically an Alphabet poem, which dates back to Greece in the 2nd and 3rd centuries but truly came into its own in medieval England. There is no required line length, meter, or rhyme scheme. The only requirement is that each letter of the alphabet is described poetically as an animal or in human terms. In medieval times illustrations of the animals accompanied the poem. It is a stylized variation of theBestiary or Physiologus.

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Alluring Abalone, Mother of Pearl, sea’s acclaim,
Bright Bluebirds, happiness chortling a song,
Chirping Cicada, singing its way to fame,
Dramatic Dolphins sleek and strong.
Energetic Elands roam plains and plateaus,
grazing in peace or running from foes.
Freaky frogs freely hop round bog,
Great Gulls, fearless flying in fog.
Hovering Hummingbirds, still in mid-air
Irritated Iguana hisses to scare.
Jiggly Jellyfish grace with a sting,
Krikey Koalas climb trees and cling.
Lithe Leopard, spots disguise the wise,

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Mama Manatee’s girth, a sea cow’s worth,
Nature’s Nightingales serenade ’til sunrise.
Odd Ostrich, buries head in earth
Picky Penguins mate for life
Quick Quagga, extinct and can’t find a wife.
Raped Rhinoceros horns make thieves prosperous,
Slick Sea lions slip away from seas phosphorous.
Theatrical Toucan bright yellow and green,
Unseen Unicorn, fabled protector queen
.Venatic Vulture, carrion, seeking dead,
Watchful Whale nurses, mother-child bond,
Xanthic Xoni’s horn frozen to Pakistani pond.
Youthful yapok, black and white striped head,
Zealous Zopilote, black bird of dread.

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Alphabestiary by Frank Gibbard
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A Respect aardvark
Not first up on ark,
But by dint of a b c
Is in every dictionary.

 

B Be wary on meeting a genuine bear
Better by far if you can to forbear –
Best not be gulled by its Teddy Bear looks,
The barefaced depiction of forests of books.

 

C Cats are their very own best friends
Their comfort over all transcends.
The only reason they let us stay,
Unfed they’d up and run away.

 

D Dog is man’s best friend so they say
In essence just a wolf gone tame
That saw in life an easier way
When into our homes it happily came.

 

E Eagles have had the highest billing
As national symbols in Rome and the States
Appropriate efficient machine for killing
Predator assassin: one of the greats.

 

F Fox is wily, fox is cunning
Always hunted, ever running.

 

G The zoo enclosure held no gnu
The keeper knew not what to do,
Any animal’s bad to lose
But no Gnus is even worser news.

 

H Hound alphabetically goes after fox
Which parenthetically is how it gets off its rocks.

 

I A zoo ibex though knowing
It’s just a goat
Is inwardly glowing
With cause to gloat
It snoots at the average common creature
Without an “x” to boast as a notable feature
But vexing this ibex, and how
His life now stinks,
Next cage they’re annexing now
An exasperating lynx.

 

J Jaguar
A car
And more:
A carnivore.

 

K An Aussie koala bear,
Being astutely self aware
Knows it’s not a bear
And will tell any oiks who
Seem to think it’s bloody funny
To proffer pots of honey:
“Streuth mate! I’m not bleeding Winnie The Pooh.”

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L Llama a bit like a camel
But flat backed with no lump
Known abroad not near so well
Is likely to get the hump
And morph into the queen of drama
If confused with the Dalai Lama.

 

M M is for man
And also for monkey
In terms Darwinian
We’re much the same, thunk he.

 

N The Australian numbat despite the “bat”
Is not a flying beast
And among things suffixed thus
Is probably known the least .
But brighter than ding,
You wouldn’t call it a kick-it failure
Though your num trails behind
After wom, fruit and cricket
In its native home Australia.

 

O Oh the okapi
Has a name that rhymes with happy
And I hear a tongue, such a lucky break
That sinuously like a snake
Your okapi chappy insinuates and steers
Into the crevices of its ears.
Thereby, effectively clearing
The aural fluff that’ll
Tend to muffle hearing.

 

P Porcupines by Nature’s deft designs
Protected against their enemy by deadly spines
Which lay a minefield for the sexual act
Unless approached with utmost tact
The simple business of reproduction
Pawplayed by careful introduction
Of one to the other, a precise seduction
Before attempted impregnation
While risking thus a painful prick
Porcupines pull off their prickly trick
Of prestidigitation.

 

Q Quail in bird terms is small potatoes
Its political namesake is too
And when it comes to spelling potato
That’s something Dan Quayle could not do.

 

R Reindeer antlers
From the Laplands
Headgear transplanted
Into hatstands.

 

S Skunk and swine
Both terms of abuse
But the progenitors of these names
Are inheritors of philological misuse
If I may so humbly opine.

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That this natural punk when threatened stunk
Can hardly be denied
But herbal skunk inhales well in flames
Or so I heard implied.
Revere swine as the class porcine
Deify their meat as it eats divine.
or
A young but short-sighted suburban snake
looked around for a suitable date to take,
he thought he’d found a willing girl
around whom he threw a sensuous curl
but sadly not seeing what he tried to propose
would have no appeal to a garden hose.

 

T Ageing tiger turning white
Dozing through the long long night
Whatever power made you wither
May seem a sort of Indian giver,
Blake’s divine description does not say
Each mighty tiger loses sway.

 

U If you were a modern Noah
And a flood occurred
Would you put up an umbrella bird?

 

V Vegetarians are as strange birds
As you are like to meet,
They seem to think that sausages
Should not contain any meat,
Though bangers were made for the likes of us
So we might feel replete.
Why can’t they find their own bleeding names
For what they choose to eat?

 

W The wolf is a slavouring and predacious beast
Seeking fresh flesh on which he’d just love to feast
But this wolf-man lets down his much better bred males
And in pursuit of his desires often letches and fails.
By contrast real wolves rarely stray from their lairs
Inclined by fair Nature to bond in tight pairs.

 

X You never find the xenopus toad
Around an X ray fish;
One inhabits a dry abode
The other’s somewhat wettish.

 

Y It’s no Shangri La for the yak
A beast of burden Tibetans pack
With prodigious loads on its straining back
Oh put upon yak, alas alack.

 

Z The enclosures and cages of a zoo
Are like the pages of an Animals Who’s Who
From aardvark to zebra exotic fauna are filed
In our attempt to incarcerate the wild

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Pasted from http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?showtopic=1249
My thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on this fine PMO resource.

I see no reason why to add my own example on this one. 

Related forms: ABC Poems, Abecedarius, Alliterated Alphabet Poem, Alphabesiary, Iroha Mokigusari, Twenty-six letter, twenty-six words

ABC Poem Poetry Form

• ABC poem, a subgenre of the Alphabet Poem is sometimes used as a word game for children in which the child is asked to think up words in alphabetical order and write a poem using those words as the first word of each line. It is an Abecedarius without the history or the spiritual character. Each line of the poem begins with a sequential letter of the alphabet.

• Balancing Act by Judi Van Gorder
An acrobatic
bird with a blue
crown crossed over and
down the daunting
extended
facade
gripping the grate with
half-hearted
indolence.

My thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on this fine PMO resource.

My example

There was an Old Lady

An old lady, I first thought
But then I looked again
Certainly she’s maybe not
Defined as old my friend.

Especially in times of later born –
Fine times in which we live.
Granted, that she does seem worn
Having always had to give.

I know she was a helpmate first,
Joining with her man each day,
Keeping order when the worst
Lean times came their way.

Mostly she performed
Necessary tasks
Often, when informed –
Probably unasked.

Quietly she made a life,
Raising children, teaching.
Steadily, her husband’s wife
Taking without over-reaching.

Usual days would end in prayer,
Verses would be read you bet.
Wondrous things we not yet there;
X-rays weren’t invented yet.

Yes, she pre-dated bodice rippers,
Zones for buses, even zippers.

Abecedarius Poetry Form

Abecedarius is a lyrical poem composed as an acrostic employing the poetic device of the first letters of its lines forming an alphabet. To use the alphabet in a unique manner is the creative challenge of this genre, other than the obvious of finding words for the letters x and z.

Alphabetic acrostics first appear in Hebrew religious poetry found in the Old Testament. It seems that using letters of the alphabet as the initial letter of each line was thought by ancient cultures to connect the human with the divine. This device was considered a conduit to God and was commonly used in prayers, hymns and oracles.

According to the Harper Collins Study Bible; 1993, one variant of the Abecedarius is found beginning with Psalm 9 and continuing through Psalm 10:18. There, every other line begins with a sequential letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Another is found in Psalm 119, written in 22 stanzas of 8 lines. All lines in a given stanza begin with the same letter. Too bad the English translation does not reflect the Hebrew alphabetical sequence.

In modern times, the alphabet is often found in word games for children and is sometimes called the ABC Poem.
Psalm in Action by Judi Van Gorder

All praise our Creator, called by many names,
Blessed is the work of His hands.
Cant in dulcet tones His psalms,
Dance with energy in His presence
Eager to follow His lead 
For faith is an action word.
Gather the oppressed, offer support,
Hold them close in His name.
Include all who ask, honor those who don’t.
Joyfully serve all of His commands.
Kindle a flame in your heart to
Light the way for others that they may see,
Mantled by His virtue, we endure.
No one is less in His sight
Offer sustenance and acceptance to all.
Protect with fervor His creation.

Quiet is His manner, 
Righteousness His strength,
Science His invention,
Time His plan. 
Unconditional is His love, 
Vast His ability to forgive,
Wise His teachings and
Xenias, His gifts given in abundance. 
Yes, is my answer to His call, my
Zeal, will be tempered by tolerance in His image.

Pasted from http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?showtopic=1064
My thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on this fine PMO resource.

 

My example
There was an Old Lady

An old lady, I first thought
But then I looked again
Certainly she’s maybe not
Defined as old my friend.

Especially in times of later born –
Fine times in which we live.
Granted, that she does seem worn
Having always had to give.

I know she was a helpmate first,
Joining with her man each day,
Keeping order when the worst
Lean times came their way.

Mostly she performed
Necessary tasks
Often, when informed –
Probably unasked.

Quietly she made a life,
Raising children, teaching.
Steadily, her husband’s wife
Taking without over-reaching.

Usual days would end in prayer,
Verses would be read you bet.
Wondrous things we not yet there;
X-rays weren’t invented yet.

Yes, she pre-dated bodice rippers,
Zones for buses, even zippers.

Note:  This is not an ABCDarilus Poetry form, for it lacks the spiritual or historic reference.
It is properly filed under ABC Poem.

Bibliographic Profile Acrostic

This a poetry form invented by AP’s own Andre_ben-YEHU 

It is named — BIBLIOBIOGRAPHIC PROFILE ACROSTIC. It may be rhymed or blank verse on any poetic frame and verse’s length; and “Poetic License” is allowed in the meter.
The composition in this form must paint a profile on the Tributee, and use title (s) of the tributee’s literary production within the stanzas or stanza. (Thus is is a formulaic work)
The purpose of this form is to honor the Tributee-author, the poetic Art, and to promote the tributee’s works.
Here is an example poem by Lawrencealot

Example Poem

Eusebius     ( BIBLIOBIOGRAPHIC PROFILE ACROSTIC)

MIRROR, MIRROR, a horror story moved me,  lacking gore.
Intrigued by Michael’s mild approach I ventured to read more.
Clearly FLOWER FROM THE STARS comes ready to delight fans
Having thrived on fantasy taking place in many lands
And thrilling readers of his poems. There I’ve read him most.
Even active folks may miss him He’ll not compete nor host.
Look for GUILE, CAMILLE, or POUT, different forms everyone.
**
Forms used by Swinburne left unnamed, reemergence he’s begun.
AMERA IS penned by this swain is exemplar Trijan refrain.
Now, VOICE OF ANGELS, Swinburne’s work and CAMILLE is again.
THE CHATEAU and THE CENTAURESS are sonnets with distinction.
If we can learn from these- quality won’t face extinction.
Now that I’ve said my piece and presented this micro view.
Arise and go check Eusebius out- all six of you.

© July 22, 2013 – Lawrencealot
NOTE 1:
The Acrostic spells Michael Fantina
Note 2:
All of these works are posted on Allpoetry
Stories:
MIRROR, MIRROR
FLOWER FROM THE STARS
Poems:
GUILE
CAMILLE
POUT
AMERA IS
VOICE OF ANGELS
CAMILLE
THE CHATEAU
THE CENTAURESS

Emmett

The Emmett style is a fiendish five line form related to the acrostic styles.
Form Type:
Metrical
Origins:
English
Creator:
Dorothy Hester
Number of Lines:
Rhyme Scheme:
a,b,b,a,b
Meter:
N/A
Rules
The Emmett has 2 rules:
1.The first line of the Emmett is five WORDS long. Each word of the first line becomes the first word of the following lines. So the second word in line one becomes the first word of line two, the third word becomes the first word of line three, etc.
2. To make things a little more complex the Emmett has a rhyme scheme of abbab.
There are no other restrictions on meter or line length. (Meter optional, line length optional).

Example
I have wondered about this
Have pondered too
Wondered if you were true
About the first kiss
This nerve wracking thing to do

Copyright Dorothy Hester 2012
Notes
The Emmett was created by Dorothy Hester in May 2012 and was named after her maternal family name. The first example was posted on The Poetry Forum on the 2nd of May 2012
My Example
Write an Emmett

Only five words are needed.
Five words in line one, I mean.
Words to joke or vent your spleen
are swell; any wit will be heeded.
Needed rhyme, fits in between.

© Lawrencealot – March 5, 2013

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Mystique Sonetillo Acróstico

This form was created by  Alberto Jose Alvarez Gonzalez aka MystiqueWizzard

It is a mixture of  Acrostic, Sonetillo and English Sonnet as it would end with rhyming couplet.

Here´s the twist:
8 syllables : Stanzas 1 -3
7 syllables  :Stanza 2 and couplet
(8/8/8/8/7/7/7/7/8/8/8/8/7/7)

Rhyming Scheme is: abba bccb cddc ee, (abbabccbcddcee)

The closing couplet must conclude what’s stated in the first two stanzas and
the third stanza will be a little change in the direction of the statement( light volta).
You must choose a theme that holds 14 letters so you can make it acrostic.

The theme MUST be a satire or hold an obvious satirical tonality.

Example Poem

Transformation

America, Obama said,
Needs fundamental change– and hope.
That he, a dream black, clean as soap,
Implied would be so free of dread.

Can’t ‘member him saying “Nope,
All thru creating, so much
Prosperity– losing touch
Indeed with the poor man’s need.”

There’s green that needs the Fed’s soft touch.
All businesses need our control
Lest they be soon on public dole.
Imagine! We can be your crutch.

So yep,  I do have small change.
That’s one thing he did arrange.

© Lawrencealot – August 25, 2012

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