Laurette: Created by Etta Caldwell Harris. 28 syllables. 6 lines.
Syllable Count: 4-4-6-4-4-6 Rhyme Scheme: a-b-c-d-e-c

All Souls Eve Traffic Jam

4a Angels confront
4b more witch traffic.
6c Brooms, wings sweep breezily..
4d Airways get clogged.
4e Hot air breath steams
6c fog and tempers break free.

End of School Flash Dance

After Field Day
students flash dance.
Gym coach leads them to sweat.
Surprise teachers.
Then teachers dance.
Surprise not done yet.
My Thanks to Linda Varsell Smith for her contributions above.

My example
Brief, Quick, Easy (Form: Laurette)

Should you want to
avoid meter,
thought, and very much rhyme,
give this form a
a try; I know
it won’t take up much time.

© Lawrencealot – December 27, 2014

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  • The Sweetbriar is a stanzaic invented form similar to the Minuette. It uses only 1 rhyme and was created by Viola Berg.
    The Sweetbriar is:

    • stanzaic, written in 2 sixains.
    • syllabic, 4/4/6/4/4/6 syllables per line.
    • rhymed, rhyme scheme xxaxxa xxaxxa.
My Thanks to Judi Van Gorder for the wonderful resource at PMO
My example poem
He Watches Me Bathe    (Sweetbriar)
He likes to watch
me shower it excites
him, that I know.
I wait until I’m sure
he’s there, then I
put on my show.
I see him smile
as I’m caressed by the
cool water’s flow.
He spends that time with me
each day, until
I have to go.
© Lawrencealot – April 5, 2014
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