For-Get-Me-Not

  • For-Get-Me-Not is a tiny verse originated by Viola Gardner.The For-Get-Me-Not  is:
    • a small poem, a complete couplet (2 lines).
    • syllabic, 4 syllable lines.
    • rhymed.
    • titled.
      May by jvg
      A daisy day
      will lead the way.
My Thanks to Judi Van Gorder for the wonderful resource at PMO

My Example Poem
Ahhh!
If you want brief –
Here’s your relief.

Pathya vat

The Pathya Vat is a Cambodian verse form, consisting of four lines of four syllables each, where lines two and three rhyme. When a poem consists more than one stanza, the last line of the previous stanza rhymes with the second and third lines of the following one.
Example Poem

She Shops     (Pathya vat)

On shopping day
you disappear
and it’s unclear
to me, just how.

“You go alone,
I can’t stop now”,
and anyhow
my team’s behind.

I know your ways
so I declined
and you are kind
to let me stay.

Go find treasures,
(it takes all day-
I’ll gladly pay)
just not to play.

© Lawrencealot – Februrary 5, 2014

Visual Template
This is show in iambic dimeter

Rhupunt

Rhupunt is one of the 24 traditional Welsh forms and has a scheme of aab ccb ddb etc. or aaab cccb dddb etc., or aaaab ccccb ddddb etc. Alternatively, each stanza can be a single line (but this prayer is so short I chose the former layout). It is described here:http://www.thepoetsgarret.com/celtic2.html#awlrhu

My poem above uses Cynghanedd Sain (sonorous or chiming consonance), that is, treating each stanza as a single line: this involves three elements, the first two rimed (end-words of L1 and L2 in each stanza above), and the 3rd (2nd word of L3 in each stanza above) repeating the consonants of the 2nd. Cynghanedd Sain is described here:

http://allpoetry.com/column/2348659 (scroll 2/3 to ¾ of the way down)
A four syllable line each stanza can be of three, four or five lines a..a..a..B.
The next stanza rhymes the similar c..c..c..B.The rhyme could change for the next
stanzas. We end up with a pattern thus:
x x x a
x x x a
x x x a
x x x B

x x x c
x x x c
x x x c
x x x B
I have used but three lines in the example below.
My poem above uses Cynghanedd Sain (sonorous or chiming consonance),
which links the last syllable of L2 to the 2nd Syllable of L3.
that calls for consonant rhyme, but in the last line I stepped it up to full rhyme,
not knowing if this might be forbidden. (It fit too well to ignore.)

Example Poem

Redemption Now

Put on a smile
act all the while
the whole is swell.

Ignore all guile
and evil while
fears will disspell.

Will is our own.
You have here grown
won’t groan in hell.

 

Related Welsh Form are HERE.

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Rhupunt

See Rhupunt Hir for a more complete description and one template.