Scifaiku

The SciFaiku is what the name implies, science fiction haiku an invented verse form introduced by Tom Brinck in 1995. Scifaiku combines science fiction themes with the some of the elements of the haiku.

The Scifaiku is:
• minimal, in the moment with human insight.
• written with a haiku frame, normally, 17 syllables or less. The poem can be written in the classic 3 lines of 5-7-5 or a variation of line and syllable count. (because of the nature of the subject some techinical words could exceed the standard syllable count per line therefore, as long as minimal amount of words and syllables are used to get the point across, there could be more or less than 17 syllables in the poem.
• composed with a single concept or image.
• written with “uncluttered and direct words”.
• written in the moment.
• finding the Ah-ha, light bulb realization through the understanding of the possibilities of science.

poets dance with words
cyber ballroom fills with song
line dancing in space
-judi van gorder

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My example

Untitled (Scifaiku)

big bang disputed
universe is infinite
it matters not

© Lawrencealot – February 12, 2015

Parallelogram de Crystalline

• Parallelogram de Crystalline is an invented verse form with a thematic focus. The subject is a lover and the lover should be described through images of nature. It was introduced by Karan Naidu. The Parallelogram de Crystalline is:
○ a poem in 12 lines, made up of 4 tercets.
○ syllabic 3-6-9 syllables per line for each tercet.
○ unrhymed.

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

My example

My Love Awaits

My Love Awaits (Form: Parallelogram de Crystalline)

Her dark eyes
beckoned to me like an
unlit cave needing exploration.
Cherry-red
lips accented by tongue’s
moisture were an opening flower.
The hills and
valleys of my homeland
wished their contours as pleasing as hers.
They whisper
on the evening breezes,
“Chase not follies; what awaits is life.”

© Lawrencealot – January 2, 2015

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Parallelogra de Crystalline

Pensee

A syllabic form.
No meter specified.
No rhyme.

syllabic count 2/4/7/8/6;
line 1 is the subject;
line 2 gives description;
line 3, action;
line 4, the setting;
line 5, final thought.

Best Centered

Example poem

My Socks – Lost and Found
My socks
get a divorce
in my laundry; wallflowers
created in drier dances-
washday musical chairs.
© Lawrencealot – November 20, 2012

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SIJO

SIJO  (from Shadow Poetry Handbook)
A short Korean poetry form consisting of three lines,
each line having a total of 14-16 syllables in four groups
ranging from 2 to 7 (but usually 3 or 4) syllables, with a natural pause at the end of the second group and a major pause after the fourth group.

The third line often introduces a resolution, a touch of humor, or a turn of thought.

Nature is often the subject matter of these poems like traditional haiku.”

Either narrative or thematic,
this lyric verse introduces a truth (perhaps a problem) in line 1,
development (called a turn) in line 2,
and a strong conclusion beginning with a surprise (a twist) in line 3,
which resolves tensions or questions raised by the other lines
and provides a memorable ending.

 

Example Poem

Surprise Test

Trained by nature over time, learned and changed my DNA.
Teacher springs surprise exam; tough, could be season ending.
Snow bonnet fends off freezing adds resilience to my beauty.
 (C) Lawrencealot – July 23, 2012
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Time Coupletnelle

This is a form invented by MystiqueWizzard, aka Alberto Jose Alvarez Gonzalez

The Time Coupletnelle is a 16-line poem conformed by 8 couplets
with a rhyme scheme  AabbccddccddaA*AA*,
The syllabic progression  is:  9/8/7/6/7/8/9/9

The first 3 couplets represent a “plea”
the 4th couplet is an assertion that portrays what the plea evokes;
the last 3 couplets are the conclusion based on the first 4 couplets.

The themes may vary but basically they´re centered in love, sadness, hope or another strong
emotion worth exploring. It was named “Time Coupletnelle “because it isset in a progression of time and the visual shape is like an hour glass.

The structure should always be centered for visual effect.

Example Poem:

I Must Ask
I can’t carry on without your love.
I go through the actions, just kind of.
I think you like me but how much?
I daydream thinking of your touch.
I wait all week to date you
I’m bewitched is my friends’ view.
Action now is required,
waiting time has expired.
This week, waiting time is thru.
A diamond makes its debut.
You’ll see how much you are desired,
how much you’re treasured and admired.
I’ll bring a rose and a turtle dove.
I’ll be your hand, if you’ll  be my glove.
I cannot carry without your love.
I’ll be your hand, if you’ll  be my glove.
© Lawrencealot – October 2, 2012
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Trois-par-Huit

The Trois-par-Huit is a short eight line poetic form that is striking and fun to play with.
This form was created by Lorraine M. Kanter
and goes by a few other names as well, the Octa tri and the Three by Eight just to name a couple.

The structure of the Trois-par Huit is easy to compose as it only has three stanzas of 3,3,2 or 3,2,3, lines which can be decided on your own personal taste.

As with many forms the Trois-par-Huit has a syllable count: 3/6/9/12/12/9/6/3.
Rhyme scheme: aabbbccc.

The last line of the poem should be the title of the piece
and should summarize what the poem is about.
Example Poem:
Finish Forms

Quench my thirst.
The unknown  is the curse.
I must scour pages of AP sages

Find their every form though it may take me ages.
Then if they keep inventing… put  them in cages.

In cases where changes come in swarms
document  all the norms.
Finish forms.

© Lawrencealot – April 21, 2012