Malayan Wave Sonnet _English Format

Malayan Wave Sonnet –  English Format
3 Quatrains plus a couplet – Generally Iambic Petameter
Volta at or following line 9
rhyming pattern: aaba bbcb ccdc dd
This is a form invented by Jose Rizal M. Reyes of the Philippines

Example Poem:

Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening  (Malayan Wave English Format)

Who owns the woods it matters not a bit
I’ll stop and merely look while I just sit
upon my horse  and watch the snowflakes fall.
The horse unused to stopping, chomps the  bit.

The deep and lovely woods present to all
a quiet peace away from city’s sprawl
A quiet montage – simply metaphor
displaying beauty differently than fall.

As whiteness coats the trees and forest floor
and amplifies the dwindling light yet more.
I drink up wonder, nurturing my soul
but cluck to horse  now, “Let’s complete our chore.”

Demands of daily life  define our role,
appreciating life  should be our goal.

© Lawrencealot – October 27, 2012




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Mabini Sonnet

Apolinario Mabini y Maranan (July 23, 1864 — May 13, 1903) was a Filipino political philosopher and revolutionary who wrote a constitutional plan for the First Philippine Republic, and served as its first prime minister until May 1899.
Octet + Sestet- Generally Iambic Pentameter
Volta at or following line 9
Rhyme scheme: abbaccaa ddaeea
This is a form invented by Jose Rizal M. Reyes of the Philippines
Example Poem:
All in the Family  (Mabini Sonnet)
I love you dearly, I will make things right.
Just hold that premise near your heart my dear
My callow acts are bound to disappear
as stumbling I learn; I am most contrite.
Yet certainly we can’t avoid sorrow
by tracing footsteps into tomorrow.
Ignoring your dad’s not too subtle sleight
will quell the arguments which such incite.
He calls me Ivory ‘cus I’m not black
and Avery’s my name; so cut him slack.
My dad thought interracial was alright.
Your dad will too when our first child is born.
The fringe of bigotry will then be shorn.
It happens.  Then the Grandpa’s see the light.
© Lawrencealot – October, 24,2012
 
 
 
 
 
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Luzvimninda Sonnet (Renamed Philippine Stanza Sonnet)

Luzviminda (sometimes LuzViMinda) is a portmanteau  of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, the names of the three major Philippine island groups.

Generally Iambic Petameter
Volta at or following line 9
3 Quatrains + Couplet
Rhyme scheme: aaaa bbbb cccc dd
This is a form invented by Jose Rizal M. Reyes of the Philippines

Example Poem:

In a Thrice ( Luzviminda Sonnet )

In tribute to his native land he named
this sonnet form.  I viewed it then exclaimed,
“Three quatrains mono-rhyme,  alike yet framed
with diversity “,  proudly now renamed.

A Philippine portmanteau denotes three
that make one. Too, three four line stanzas plea
to make this sonnet softly sing to thee
with differential similarity.

Don’t worry whether unity ascends
for every sonneteer I know depends
on finding words that say what he intends.
You’ll succeed well before the sonnet ends.

I can now celebrate I’ve got it done,
I’ve written Ludviminda number one.

© Lawrencealot – October 24, 2012

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Lunatic Sonnet

Generally Iambic Petameter
Volta at or following line 9
3 Quatrains + Couplet
Rhyme scheme: aaab bbcc cddd ee
This is a form invented by Jose Rizal M. Reyes of the Philippines

Example poem:

Venatus est Super (Lunatic Sonnet)

If you just plan your life then live your plan
with loving girl to be your wife, young man,
be kind to all and ball when e’re you can,
‘cus toward the end man must suspend his lust.

Let not a day escape without a gust
of levity shared with the ones you trust.
Your plan need not embrace a dogma learned
from others, describing what should be yearned.

My journey while my candle brightly burned
was personal and seems well worth the play.
My wick is now very short; that’s OK.
My joy’s been spent in smiles along the way.

“Nos morituri te salutant”, friend.
We’re facing nothing fearful at the end.

© Lawrencealot – October 23, 2012

Author Notes:
“Venatus est super”, latin for “the game is over”
“Nos morituri te salutant”, Latin for “We who are about to die salute you”

 

Irish Sonnet

Irish Sonnet
This is a form invented by Jose Rizal M. Reyes of the Philippines
Quatorzain – Generally Iambic Pentameter
Volta at or following line 9
3 Quatrains + Couplet
Rhyme scheme: abab bcbc cdcd dd

Example Poem:

Love or Lust  (Irish Sonnet)

As man might know of God within his heart ,
so too of love he might profess to know.
Both are proclaimed, and bold assertions start
with damming those who say it isn’t so.

All men know lust which makes their manhood grow,
and urges them to act the part of fool,
and girls use lust by letting pretties show,
those being bust or thighs as general rule.

All know, not guess, excitement can be cruel
when wants unsatisfied leave body weak.
We know, once satisfied, that sex is cool
and less than union is a part-time tweak.

For lust alone it’s any pard we seek.
While love requires our faith be at a peak.

© Lawrencealot – October 21, 2012

 

Indonesian Sonnet

Indonesian Sonnet

This is a form invented by Jose Rizal M. Reyes of the Philippines
Also referred to by him as  Indo-Chinese Double Dance
Generally Iambic Petameter
Volta at or following line 9
3 Quatrains + Couplet
Rhyme scheme: abab abab abab ab

Example Poem:

1166. Helen grew old

these wrinkles on my face I cannot hide.
my limbs are getting weaker by the day.
my eyes grow dimmer though they never cried.
my hair and crowning glory is now gray.

the beauty for which princes vowed and vied;
the beauty which fair Paris snatched away;
the beauty for which warriors dared and died:
like all that’s mortal undergoes decay.

can Penelope flaunt her secret pride
that Ulysses, for her, would madly slay?
although without her love he can’t abide,
there were just too few corpses on display.

but all is vain as time can’t be denied:
all beauty fades for we are made of clay.

— Jose Rizal M. Reyes
January 28, 2009G

My attempt

CYA Labels (Indonesian Sonnet)

“You could be a winner”, the package said,
“No purchase necessary.”  Ain’t that great?!
“Details inside”.  These thoughts went thru my head…
I’ll grab a few; for free there’s no debate.

A chainsaw file in box with text that pled,
“Don’t use while saw is running.”  Got that mate?
A mattress label warns, implying dread,
You should not swallow! (Something sure to sate.)

A box of matches warns, (Just guess ahead),
“Contents may catch fire.” Unexpected trait?
These notes don’t help and may confuse instead,
but all do serve, more humor to create.

“Shake well and buy often” can’t be misread.
Just consume more so product sales inflate.

© Lawrencealot – Oct. 21, 2012

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Note: The template shows that idealized stress.  Actually in S1L1, “winner” is a trochee substitution-  which is ok, by the way.

 

Beymorlin Sonnet

Beymorlin Sonnet 
The defining features of the Beymorlin Sonnet are:
  • written in a quatorzain made up of 3 quatrains and a couplet.
  • metered, primarily iambic pentameter.
  • double rhymed, rhyme scheme abab cdcd efef gg with a separate internal rhyme in the same pattern as the end rhyme. The internal rhyme should occur within the first two syllables of each line.
  • composed with the epiphany arriving slowly after the 2nd quatrain.
Example:
Tell Me of Your Anger in Whispers (Beymorlin Sonnet)
It’s best if you are angry dear, to wait
and speak the words when you are all alone,
to test if meaning’s clear.  Let heat abate
and tweak the words so I don’t have to moan.
A voice that’s raised invokes a sharp retort
the stage is set for defense right away.
My choice would be to listen then support
a sage, but dulcet wife; make things Okay.
A word cant wait, while anger wanes and cools.
Let’s try to schedule talks to make things better.
Assured results are reached when reason rules.
Oh by the way, you know I like that.sweater!
Use clear and mellow whispers in the night,
my dear, I love you; so I’ll make it right.
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