The Marshalline Sonnet form is created by: AP poet; Mairi bheag.
3 Quatrains + Couplet- 9 syllable Line
Generally Volta at or following line 9
Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef gg
This is a wonderful form that allows us to use feminine words for end line rhymes.
9 syllables per line with the following meter:
Write a Marshalline Sonnet
To write a Marshalline type sonnet
beware that physical internal
daDUM (five times) repeated on it
won’t fit into the Marshal’s kernel.
The kosher form induces clatter
by truncating the pentameter
by half a foot so lines end flatter,
but longer still than tetrameter.
Just nine syllables emphasizing
the lines all ending somewhat tepid
with feminine rhyme, realizing
that women often are intrepid.
This rhyme, and syllables persisting
Is stuff of what this form’s consisting.
© Lawrencealot – October 29,2012