The following description is reposted with permission from The Poets Garret, with thanks to Divena Collins.
Typing too fast is often the cause of spelling mistakes and one day Abracadabra was typed as a b a c a d a b a and right away a poetry form appeared. As can be seen its simply a progression around the first line and with lines 2 and 8 rhyming with each other also. Here is an example.
Shalt not thy deprave the spell of love
enchanted words that melts the heart
that cast thy spells deep within thereof
within a mystical aura of spiritual magic
that only lovers become reminiscent of
powers of the occult shall be of sorcery
percieved from insight of spirits above
inspiration within shall not ever depart
when a bewitched spell is as worthy of
Magic 9 Specifications restated:
A poetry form created by Divena Collins. It is:
- A 9 line poem
- Line-length and metrics at the discretion of the poet
- Rhyme pattern: abacadaba
Form: Magic 9
Take This Job and Bag It
I took a job, I was a stoop!
My college costs I had to pay.
I had to catch elephant poop
at the in-town animal show.
I used a sack upon a hoop;
if I missed a load, woe was me
I had to clean it with a scoop.
I’d never want to fall behind,
there weren’t just two, there was a troop.
© Lawrencealot – February 20, 2015