Verso-Rhyme

Verso-Rhyme is an invented verse form introduced by L. Ensley Hutton and written without punctuation except for an exclamation at the end. Therefore, I can only assume that the poem should be written on a subject the poet feels emphatically about. 

The Verso-Rhyme is:
○ an octastich, a poem in 8 lines.
○ syllabic, 6-4-6-4-6-4-6-4 syllables per line.
○ rhyme, xaxbxaxb. x being unrhymed.
○ usually right margined.

 

Pasted from http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?showtopic=1882#verso
My thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on this fine PMO resource.

My example

Mother Sez (Verso-Rhyme)

I’ve tried to teach you son,
to give a darn.
Your puppy chewed my shoes
that were non-skid.
This is a house and it
is not a barn.
Put down the toilet seat!
Don’t slam the lid!

© Lawrencealot – October 30, 2014

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