The Côte is an invented form that is constructed of uneven couplets.
It is attributed to Johnn Schroeder and found at Poetry Base. Why it carries the name Côte, which is French for coast, I have yet to figure out.
The Côte is:
stanzaic, it may be written in any number of couplets.
structured as an uneven couplet, L1 being a single imperative verb, L2 is a glossing or expansion of L1.
written with meter and rhyme at the discretion of the poet.
The Sea Dreamer by Judi Van Gorder
exploring the seascape of the mind.
tapping first the soul and then the skill.
into the horizon of possibilities.
Pasted from http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?/topic/1197-forms-found-at-poetry-basepoetry-gnosis/
My thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on this fine PMO resource.
Structure, Other Requirement
Description: This is a poem in unequal couplets. The first line is one verb in the imperative mood followed by a comma. The second line expands on the why or is a gerund phrase expanding on how.
Attributed to: Johnn Schroeder
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 2
Pasted from http://www.poetrybase.info/forms/000/56.shtml
My thanks to Charles L. Weatherford for his years of work on the wonderful Poetrybase resource.
Mix and blend, enjoy the place
Chance upon receptive face
Conjoin for better life for two
When there’s but one of you.
© Lawrencealot – October 10, 2014