Margeda

Margeda is an invented verse form that is an exercise in trochaic meter with head and tail rhyme. It is said to be adaptable to the “elfin, the grotesque, the ironic and to nature poems”. (“nature poems” added at the end made me laugh) It is attributed to Edith Thompson and found in Pathways for a Poet byViola Berg. I have also run into this form at various sites on the internet.

The Margeda is:
• a quatorzain made up of 7 couplets that does not claim to be a sonnet.
• metered, written in trochaic tetrameter, the last foot is catalectic (drops the last unstressed syllable) Su/Su/Su/S.
• rhymed, the lines have both head and tail rhyme in rhyming couplets. a…b a…b c…d c…d e…f e…f g…h g….h i…j i…j k…l k…l m…n m…n

Email by Judi Van Gorder

Quick communication sketch,
pick an address, forward, fetch.
Jokes in mass invade my box,
folks send long political talks.
Photos, dogs and kids and chains,
posts still pledging luck or pain,
“Send this on! If not you’ll die”.
Ending ads “A deal, must buy!
Debt reductions cons abuse,
get in touch and read the news.
Friendships lost, renewed once more
mending wounds ignored before.
Now and then a cherished note,
Wow! Its those on which I dote.

Pasted from http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?showtopic=1203
My thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on this fine PMO resource.

My example

NFL Proud

NFL Proud (Margeda)

Focus on entitlement-
Joseph Randel’s clear intent
was to steal some underwear
‘cus his contract seemed unfair!
Earning five and eighty K
yearning to put that away
playing foot ball for the ‘Boys
saving bonuses for toys.
Stealthy he must not have been.
Wealthy guy gets more again.
MeUndies found it quite alright —
refund his fine – cure his plight.
Hire him to sell their shorts
Fire him? Hell no, it’s sports.

© Lawrencealot – October 19, 2014

 

On Monday, Oct. 13, Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle, 22, was arrested for Class B misdemeanor theft of cologne and underwear at a Dillard’s store in Frisco, Texas. Now, Randle will be a spokesman for one of the brands he stole from.

 

Pasted from http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2236838-joseph-randle-and-meundies-partnership-announced-following-arrest

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Margeda

Trillium

Pathways for the Poet by  Viola Berg (1977) is a book for and by educators. Classic poetic forms as well as many invented forms which appear to have been invented as teaching tools or exercizes for use in workshops or classrooms are included. Some of these invented forms I have found in use in internet poetry communities, a testament to their staying power. On this page I include the metric invented forms found there in which appear to be exclusive to the community of educators from whom Ms. Berg drew her support. I have yet to find these in any other source… Whether classroom exercise or sharpening your skill as a writer, some of these forms can be fun to play with.

• The Trillium is an invented verse form, a pentastich with long and short lines.

The Trillium is:
○ a pentastich, a poem in 5 lines.
○ metric, iambic, L1 & L5 are trimeter and L2 – L4 are catalectic, hexameter.
○ rhymed, abbba.
○ because L2-L4 are catalectic they will have feminine endings.
xx xx xa
xx xx xx xx xx b
xx xx xx xx xx xb
xx xx xx xx xx b 
xx xx xa

Pasted from http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?showtopic=1199#dionol
My thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on this fine PMO resource.

My example

21st Century Schooling (Trillium)

To teach to youth I know
it helps to present single facts as lyrics
and not as theories, notions esoteric,
avoiding nuances, and themes satiric.
Indoctrinate them though.

© Lawrencealot – September 28, 2014

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Trillium

Stellar

Pathways for the Poet by Viola Berg (1977) is a book for and by educators. Classic poetic forms as well as many invented forms which appear to have been invented as teaching tools or exercizes for use in workshops or classrooms are included. Some of these invented forms I have found in use in internet poetry communities, a testament to their staying power. On this page I include the metric invented forms found there in which appear to be exclusive to the community of educators from whom Ms. Berg drew her support. I have yet to find these in any other source. …. Whether classroom exercise or sharpening your skill as a writer, some of these forms can be fun to play with.

 

The Stellar is an invented stanzaic form framed in octaves and introduced by Viola Berg

The Stellar is:
stanzaic, written in any number of octaves.
metric, iambic L1-L4, & L8 are tetrameter, L5 & L6 are catalectic pentameter and L7 is dimeter.
rhymed, ababccdd efefgghh etc.
because L5 &L6 are catalectic, they have feminine endings.
 

 

Pasted from  http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?showtopic=1199#dionol
My thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on this fine PMO resource.

 

 My example

 

Succinct (Stellar)

Expanding to ad nauseam
on anything at all my friend
upsets folks and soon you’ll see ’em
just anxious for the talk to end.
Kids forced to read by educator,
long epics, – did, but came to hate her.
Don’t write a tome
If you want poems read at home.

© Lawrencealot – September 28, 2014

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Stellar