Rondel Grande

This is a form created by Victoria Sutton, aka, Passionspromise on Allpoety.
It is stanzaic, and syllabic, with a minimum of 3 quintains, and no maximum.
The first four lines are 8 syllables, the fifth line is 6 syllables and is the refrain.
Rhyme Pattern: ababR cdcdR..etc.  
Syllables: 8/8/8/8/6   
    
Example Poem
Missiles Launched
The hawks of war are given cause
by rogue depots exporting hate.
Their missiles met now with applause
from hating killers may tempt fate.
Unsheathe  the swords of war.
     
Let power fall to terrorist
Organs of any stripe, then know
that peaceful folks will not resist
what will most surely be the flow.
Unsheathe  the swords of war.
     
Israel has restrained and we
at cabinet levels have been mute,
regarding retaliatory
actions. But at some time we’ll shoot.
Unsheathe  the swords of war.
(c) Lawrencealot – April 5,2012     
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Gratitude

This form was Created by Victoria Sutton aka Passionspromise
It consists of two or more 8 line stanzas, each with the
refrain rhyming scheme of  ababcCab
with ONLY the “c-rhyme” requiring the same sound each stanza.
There is NO metric or line length requirement, EXCEPT that
lines 5 and 6 are shorter than the others.

Example Poem

A Gift to Poets (Gratitude)

A lovely poet gave to me this form.
She said, “Take it. Perhaps you’ll find a way
to specify the path to keep it warm.”
The specs I saw were loose enough to sway
a poet to invent
and follow mind’s intent.
I’ve chosen Iambs, you need not conform.
I’m grateful this form let’s the poet play.

I first thought “Torylet” could be the name,
but “toilet” sounds too close for me so now,
while sitting here, this new idea came.
I’ll name it, “Gratitude” in note of how
the poet may select his bent
and follow mind’s intent.
My next attempt shall be a whole new game
for many variants this will allow.

© Lawrencealot – November 5, 2012

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Tory Meter

The ToryMeter was invented by Victoria Sutton, known as Passionspromise on Allpoetry. 
An easy form that is similar to the Rictameter with a slightly different approach. Example follows.


2 syllables (R) last line
4 syllables
6 syllables
8 syllables
10 syllables
12 syllables
10 syllables
8 syllables
6 syllables
4 syllables
2 syllables (R) first line (2/4/6/8/10/12/10/8/6/4/2)

 

Rhyme scheme can vary I have done multiple in different end rhymes.
But they must have a rhyme scheme…

Example Poem

Good Friends
Good friends
share anything
because their trust extends
beyond the boundary that will  spring
from propriety and good common sense
between casual friends. Their trust may stem from shared
experiences or things learned at expense
of innocence with feelings bared.
If that trust should fail, how
can they be now
Good friends
© Lawrencealot – April 5, 2012
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In this poem I chose rhyme scheme ababcdcdeea