Pictorial

The Pictorial
The Pictorial, created by Emily Romano is a type of shape poem, where the entire poem must be printed in slanting lines indicative of the thought in those lines. The poem should consist of three lines with five words or less per line. There should be rhyme somewhere in the poem, either end rhyme or internal rhyme.
Example #1:

See                       and                      rippling
     how                       how                            like
            the                        the                             waves
                  roof                     sunlight                         along
                         slopes                        follows                     hollows

Copyright © 2007 Emily Romano

Example #2:

                 shows                 rows:                  glows!
         moon               beyond            pumpkin
Rising                rows                  each

Copyright © 2007 Emily Romano

Example #3:
Migration (Double Pictorial)

The               my                    for               that
     skies            soul                   it                   all
            are              seeks               is                  cares
                where             peace           there              cease.

                  sees                          flight          geese               right.
            one                     shaped            of                seems
      when               v-                 flocks          world
For              the                    of                 the

Copyright © 2007 Jan Turner

 

Pasted from http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/pictorial.html

Many thanks to the ShadowPoetry site.

 

Note:  I saw from the above example the the poet has some leeway on the number of lines.

My example

 

Puppy Rescue  (Double Pictorial)

                        but found the task too hard.       The pup fell from above
                   then carried him far up                               and landed in my yard.
            from the pup’s own yard                                           So give your puppy love
An eagle snatched a pup                                                            but always be on guard.

 Lawrencealot – January 30, 2015

 

 

Mini-monoverse

The Mini-monoverse is a poetry form originated by Emily Romano. Each Mini-monoverse is made up of two stanzas of five three-syllable lines. They rhyme scheme is a/a/a/a/a for the first stanza and b/b/b/b/b for the second stanza. For a double Mini-monoverse just add two more stanzas. They rhyme scheme for the third stanza should be c/c/c/c/c and for the fourth stanza, d/d/d/d/d. It is desirable that the Mini-monoverse tell a story, but this is not a hard and fast rule.

How Many Times?

Thunderbolt!
Foolish dolt,
On a colt,
Feels the jolt
Of a volt.

Aftermath:
Venting wrath
In the bath,
Second swath!
Do the math.

Copyright © 2007 Emily Romano

Airborne

Cattail fluff
Velvet stuff
Colored buff
Watch it luff
Toward the bluff.

A light breeze
will appease,
lightly tease,
lift with ease
seeds like these.

Copyright © 2007 Margaret R. Smith

Pasted from http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/minimonoverse.html
Many thanks to the ShadowPoetry site.

My example

Ego-lust

It’s a cinch
Marshawn Lynch
shrunk an inch.
His crotch pinch
made me flinch.

Gone awry
a black eye
will apply.
A sad guy,
don’t know why.

© Lawrencealot – Dec 29, 2014

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Mini-Monoverse

Musette

This form was created by Emily Romano.
It is stanzaic: consisting of 9 lines in three tercets.
It is syllabic   2/4/2/2/4/2/2/4/2
It is rhymed   ab cdcefe
The Title should reflect the poem’s content.
My source is:
Musette
The Musette, created by Emily Romano is a poem that consists of three verses of three lines each. The first lines have two syllables; the second lines have four syllables, and the third lines have two syllables. The rhyme scheme is a/b/a for the first verse; c/d/c for the second verse, and e/f/e for the third verse. The title should reflect the poem’s content.
Example #1:
Small But Refined
Good news –
A visit from
The Muse!A glimpse,
Nothing prolonged,
Then gone!

Wee verse –
Thanks to the Muse,
It’s terse!
Copyright © 2007 Emily Romano
Thanks to Shadowpoetry
My example poem:
My Doorbell Barks (Musette)

Now hark!
The doorbell rings,
they bark.

Without
the bell the dogs
still shout.

Oh hell,
Why’d I install
the bell?

© Lawrencealot – December 7, 2013

Tableau

      • The Tableau is an invented stanzaic form that paints a single image in keeping with the name of the form, tableau meaning picture. Created byEmily Romano who suggests the word “tableau” be included in the title. The Tableau is:
        • stanzaic, written in any number of sixains.
        • isosyllabic, 5 syllable lines.
        • rhyme at the discretion of the poet.
        • written describing a single image.
        • written with a title that includes the word “tableau”.
With thanks to Judi Van Gorder for the wonderful PMO resource.

I changed syllabic above to
      • isosyllabic 5 syllable lines, indicating all lines are the same length.

The Tableau, a poetry form created by Emily Romano in October of 2008, consists of one or more verses, each having six lines. Each line should have five beats (syllables). There is no set rhyme scheme, although rhyme may be present. The title should contain the word tableau.
Write one stanza only.
Since the dictionary states the word tableau means picture or representation, the poem should reflect this. A picture should come to mind as the poem is read.

example:
Graveside Tableau
Sunlight cannot warm
The corpse of the bairn
Who drowned in the loch;
Stoic the father,
Silent the mother,
While a spinster weeps
Copyright © 2008 Emily Romano
My Example Poem
The Sting Tableau
Her felicity
and non-verbal cues
were evocative;
when his cash came out
then so did her badge.
© Lawrencealot – August 21, 2013

Memento

Themed:          about a holiday or anniversary.
Stanzaic:          sestet consisting of two tercets
Syllabic:            8/6/2/8/6/2
Rhymed:           abcabc
Source quoted:
Memento, created by Emily Romano is a poem about a holiday or an anniversary, consisting of two stanzas as follows: the syllable count should be 8 beats for line one; 6 beats for line two; and two beats for line three. This is repeated twice for each stanza. The rhyme scheme is: a/b/c/a/b/c for each of the two stanzas.
Example #1:
Sky Flowers
Circumference unlimited
As flowers in the sky
Expand;
We stand in awe, inhibited,
As bright explosives fly
From land.
July wears flowers in the sky
Spreading above the town
In flight;
We stand in awe, ready to cry
Aloud as they resound
This night.
Copyright © 2007 Emily Romano
My Example Attempt
This Night     (Memento)
 
The faces of the children glow
expecting old Saint Nick
this night,
with wonder only children know
and hoping to sleep quick
tonight.
 
© Lawrencealot -December 4,2013
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Essence

 
Stanzaic, any number of couplets
Isosyllabic, Hexasyllabic lines
Rhyme Pattern: xbxcxa xbacxa, where b and c are interlaced rhyme, AND c is optional.
      Note: The b and c rhymes can be found on any syllables.
  • Essence is a rhyming hexasyllabic couplet with internal rhyme with a twist. Normally in English prosody “internal rhyme” refers to a word within the line rhyming with the end word of that line or the end word of the previous line. However in this verse form internal rhyme refers to words from somewhere within the line rhyming internally within the next line, it could be 1 or 2 rhymes. (This could be tricky in only 6 short syllables.) Found at ShadowPoetry.com and attributed to Emily Romano, published in P.O.E.T. magazine in 1981.
    The essence is:

    • stanzaic, written in any number of couplets.
    • syllabic, hexasyllabic lines.
    • end rhymed as well as interlaced rhyme. x b x x c a b x c x x a The b and c interlaced rhymes may be placed in any position within the lines, the c rhyme is optional.
Two short lines with end rhyme
sort within, tend to time.
——
Judi Van Gorder
 
 
My great thanks to Judi of PMO, for the above.
II made one change in the description.  Instead of referring to the b and c rhymes as internal rhyme, I called them interlaced rhyme.
Rhyming a word in the middle of one line with a word in the middle of another is called interlaced rhyme.
Here, thanks to Bob Newman of Volecentral, is the most definitive list of rhyme types I have ever encountered.   http://www.volecentral.co.uk/vf/rhyme.htmNote: I would also disagree with the indicated rhyming convention, but guess I will not insist it be x a x b x c  since the previously indicated pattern bestows the a-rhyme upon the end-rhyme position.

Isosyllabic: 6/6/6/6/6/6
Rhymed (bca)(bca) (Interlaced rhyme)
My  Example Poem
Bye Bye,  Bad Boy      (Essence)
Next time you reel me in
to climb and feel and sin,
I plan to take to bed
a man to slake instead.
© Lawrencealot – Thanksgiving day 2013
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Essence

Octelle

Octelle
The Octelle, created by Emily Romano, is a poem consisting of eight lines using personification and symbolism in a telling manner. The syllable count structure for this verse is 8/8/7/7/7/7/8/8, and the rhyme scheme is A1A2bbccA1A2. The first two lines and the last two lines are identical (refrain).
Example Poem
I’ve Heard It All Before
  
I am the bottom of the mug 
You see me when you chug-a-lug. 
Look down here for answers, dear. 
I am sure they won’t appear. 
That’s been tried by many men. 
What the hey, you’ll try again. 
I am the bottom of the mug 
You see me when you chug-a-lug. 
   © February 14, 2013
 
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Brevette

The Brevette
The Brevette, created by Emily Romano consists of a subject (noun), verb, and object (noun), in this exact order.    The verb should show an ongoing action. This is done by spacing out the letters in the verb. There are only 3 words in the poem, giving it the title Brevette.

snail
l e a k s
slime

Each of the three words may have any number of syllables, but it is desireable that the poem have balance in the choice of these words. Unlike haiku, there are no other rules to follow.
Example #1:
rainbow
r a d i a t e s
spectrum
erosion
r e – c r e a t e s
landscape
death
c h a s e s
My example poemDoesn’t It?

dogma
d i m i n i s h e s
thought