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.

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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.

 

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Margeda

Quinnette

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 Quinnette is “designed for the elfin or humorous or for nature themes.” (that is the 2nd time I came across this statement in Pathways. ~~smile~~This was created by Ethelyn Miller Hartwich.

The Quinnette is:
○ a decastich made up of 2 quintains.
○ metric, each quintain is written in trochaic tetrameter accept L3 which is trochaic trimeter.
○ rhymed, rhyme scheme aabaaccbcc.

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

My example

The Porsche (Quinnette)

Now I ask you, stupid ass,
“Why the urgent need to pass?
Tell me what you’re proving.”
Traffic light’s caused an impasse,
Speeding only cost you gas.

While you’re waiting for the light
Just as planned I’m turning right
still you are not moving.
Speed’s your compensation, right,
For a penis that seems slight?”

© Lawrencealot- September 20, 2014

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Quinnette

 

Latova

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 Latova which I can only assume it was created by the author Viola Berg. This invented verse form appears to be an exercise in trochaic meter.

The Latova is:
a poem in 18 lines made up of 2 9 line stanzas.
metered, trochaic tetrameter, the final foot of each line is catalectic. (drop the last unstressed syllable)
rhymed, rhyme scheme abbcccbaa deefffedd.
 

 

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

 

My example

Never Did I Own a Pig   (Latova)

Never did I own a pig
Never propertied was I.
Still I climbed on mountains high
roamed thru fields that others owned
rode on horses that were loaned,
thinking wealth was just postponed.
Never had I cause to cry.
Can’t deny sometimes a swig
found me waking in the brig.

Sailed with mates who oft were rough.
Courted ladies of the night,
Left most bars before the fight.
Went to school and learned a trade.
Thinking then I had it made
entered marriage unafraid.
Wealth remained just out of sight.
Deemed by wife to be hot stuff,
being loved was good enough.

© Lawrencealot – Septempber 13, 2014

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 Latova

Decanelle

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. I have included the syllabic invented forms on a separate page. Whether classroom exercise or sharpening your skill as a writer, some of these forms can be fun to play with.

• The Decannelle was made popular in 1949 when it was published in a poetry magazine. It was created by Joseph Nutter. The odd numbered lines have unrhymed feminine endings, while the even number lines have rhymed masculine endings.

The Decannelle is:
○ a decastich, a poem in 10 lines.
○ metered, trochaic tetrameter, alternating 8-7-8-7-8-7-8-7-8-7 syllables causing the odd numbered lines to end with feminine end words.
○ rhymed, xaxaxaxbxb with the x being unrhymed. 

Deaf Tones by Judi Van Gorder

Beethoven, romantic genius,
Maestro plays from deep inside.
Music deigned to reign forever
fingers flick and stroke then glide
over and under the tenor octave
tones that flow as if the tide.
Swelling sonics soar and pulses
race along unsanctified.
Never halting ever daunting
hearing gone, continued stride.

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

My example

Toenails (Decanelle)
Castanet-like clicking rhythm
Sounds its way across my floor.
as my Boston Terrier doggy
plays her acapella score.
Pleasant tapping sounds announcing
soon a stranger at my door.
Barking’s been subdued by others
for her vocal cords were cut;
None-the-less she makes her presence
known, and lets me know what’s what.

© Lawrencealot – September 5, 2014

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Decanelle

Mark Terry Refrain

The Mark Terry refrain is a 21 line poem invented by Mark Andrew J Terry of Allpoetry.

Stanzaic, consisting of 3 sestets and a tercet in that order
Syllabic, where the first three stanzas are 7/8/8/8/8/6
and the last is 7/8/6
Rhymed: ABaccb dBdeeb fBfeeb ABa

Metric:
Line 1 is catalectic trochaic tetrameter*
Lines 2 -5 iambic tetrameter, and
Line 6 iambic trimeter
Refrain required: line 2 repeats in every stanza, and
line 1 repeats in line 20

* catalectic = lacking one or more syllables
trochaic = consisting of trochees
trochee = metric foot with stressed followed by unstressed syllable
tetrameter = a line of verse consisting of four metric feet

My example poem
Aural Aroma

Aural Aroma

Take the rose before you play,
let its aroma seed your soul.
it serves you well as your cachet.
Your music wafts and fills the air
with tonal scents found everywhere
to make dim spirits whole.

Smell the roses fresh bouquet,
let its aroma seed your soul.
Translate for all of us today
the beauty that your heart perceives
into the sounds your mind conceives
as music fills its role.

Never will a rose betray.
Let its aroma seed your soul.
For though it sounds a bit cliche’
when we’re allowed a primal gift
that soothes and gives our souls a lift
its essence we’ll extoll.

Take the rose before you play
let its aroma seed your soul
for now and everyday.

© Lawrencealot – July 4, 2014

Picture credit: http://www.deviantart.com/art/Piano-and-rose-19132337

 

 

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Mark Terry Refrain

 

Redondilla

NOTE:I have included the definition from two different sources here.  The first specifies the minimum number of quatrains, the 2nd does not.

The 2nd requires that the meter be TROCHAIC, the first is indifferent.

Well, boys and girls – indifferent wins.  I spent some time on 5 different sites and found NOT ONE trochaic poem in English, and several that did not have FOUR STANZAS.

This is simply a poem consisting of four quatrains in tetrameter, preferably iambic  or trochaic.  The rhyme scheme can be aabb, abab, or abcb.  (Although some sources will advise otherwise, syllable count is secondary to rhythmic flow).  Most descriptions do not mention meter.  I have found in the English language most use Iambic and any rhyme scheme, even mixing them.  (An insult, in my way of thinking.)

redondilla, a Spanish stanza form consisting of four trochaic lines,
usually of eight syllables each, with a rhyme scheme of abba.
Quatrains in this form with a rhyme scheme of abab,
sometimes also called redondillas, are more commonly known as serventesios.
Redondillas have been common in Castilian poetry since the 16th century.
The word is derived from the Spanish redondo, meaning “round.”

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/494744/redondilla

Example Poem
Tropical Storm (A Redondilla or a Serventesio )

Surging currents falling rain

cloudy grey and gasping sky.
Seabirds leaving, wonder why.
Season of the hurricane.

Board your windows stock your shelves
Candles, girlfriend, water, food,
Stranded people making feel good.
Living, loving, by ourselves.

“Mom and pop are coming too??”
“Having to evacuate!”
“Gosh and gee that’s really great.”
“Your folks too? Least we could do. ”

Moms crochet by candle light,
dads play cards and guzzle beer.
You and I with bed in here
writing poems day and night.

(c) Lawrencealot – July 24, 2012

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Written in footless trochaic tetrameter.