I found a few invented forms which appear to be exclusive to The Study and Writing of Poetry; American Women Poets Discuss Their Craft, 1983. The book is a collection of essays from 50 American women poets, each essay provides insights into a multitude of topics from poetic genres, stanzaic forms, to writing techniques. This book provided some addition insights and background information on several stanzaic forms that I thought I had researched fully. I liked this book, it pays attention to the details.

• The Tango is an invented stanzaic form introduced by Chiquita LoJuana Gonzolas Sills.

The Tango is:
○ stanzaic, written in any number of quatrains.
○ syllabic, 9-10-11-12 syllables per line.
○ rhymed, xaxa xbxb etc. x being unrhymed.

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

My example

Necessarily Silent Moderate Muslims (Tango)

Islamic radicals decided
that Christian heads are grown on necks to chop.
And though their Koran advocates the killing,
methinks the drama and the horror ought to stop.

You’ve seen my verse suggesting temperance
and tolerance for those who live in peace.
I was so wrong! Intolerance is needed
by Muslim moderates for violence to cease.

Yet having read their holy book, I
see moderates will have to pick and choose
what passages they must refuse in keeping
with morality. Anything they choose, they lose.

© Lawrencealot – August 22, 2014

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Kyrielle Hymn

Kyrielle Hymn is a recent stanzaic form that is a variation of the 16th century, English Hymnal Measure. From the name, one could assume this American invented form was a variation of the Middle Ages verse form theKyrielle. But, the only thing it has in common with the Kyrielle is they both have a refrain.

The Kyrielle Hymn is:
○ lyrical.
○ stanzaic, written in any number of cinquains.
○ metered, L1,L3,L5 iambic tetrameter, L2,L4 iambic trimeter.
○ composed with refrain, the 5th line of each stanza is a refrain.
○ rhyme, rhyme scheme ababR cdcdR etc. R being the refrain which need not rhyme with other end words in the stanza.

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


Kyrielle Hymn
Type: Structure, Metrical Requirement, Repetitive Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Stanzaic
Description: A hymnal stanza with appended one line iambic tetrameter refrain.
Origin: American
Schematic: ababR cdcdR, etc.


xX xX xX xX
xX xX xX
xX xX xX xX
xX xX xX
xX xX xX xX
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 5

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My thanks to Charles L. Weatherford for his years of work on the wonderful Poetrybase resource.

My example poem

Choose Up Sides ( Kyrielle Hymn)

“If one could reason with a fool
would fools cease to exsist?
If men used logic as their tool
would group-thought still persist?
I ask you that rhetorically.”

“Do some require a membership
to validate their worth,
must they be cleansed with bunk sheep-dip*
by groups upon this earth?”
I ask you that rhetorically.”

“Once one has chosen sides or teams
they measure outside folk
as being enemies, it seems.
Does that seem like a joke?
I ask you that rhetorically.”

© Lawrencealot – August 20,2012

*sheep dip also see sheep-dip
n.  Any of various preparations of liquid disinfectant into which sheep are dipped to destroy parasites and to clean their wool, especially before shearing.

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Kyrielle Hymn