Seven-Eleven Couplet Rhyme

Seven-Eleven, the defining features are:
• stanzaic, any number of couplets.
• syllabic, mixed or irregular 7 and 11 syllabic line. 7-7 7-11 11-11 11-7 etc or 7-11 7-7 11-7 11-7 11-11 or whatever combination at the discretion of the poet. (although L6 and if there is a L11 are always 11 syllables.)
• rhymed, consonant-full rhyme

Pasted from Poetry Magnum Opus, with thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on this fine PMO resource.

My Example

Form: Seven-Eleven Couplet Rhyme


Now, I put myself to bed
couplets kicking in my head.

Tried to think during the day;
things to do got in my way.

Sleep connects me to a tool.
It is a universal consciousness pool.

Every thought of every man
exists out there and you can

with a little bit of luck,
tune to Robert Frost or Buk

Can’t promise you’ll connect, but I think you will.
Assembling those thoughts take skill.

© Lawrencealot – January 23, 2015

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