SPARROWLET – Invented by Katharine Sparrow
The meter is iambic tetrameter.
It is a sestet – a poem with 6 lines.
The first half and the second half of line 1
make up a refrain which is switched on the last line.
The rhyming is indicated by the characters below.
Practice the Smile
Practice the smile; get the smile right.
I’m Hollywood bound–that’s alright!
A dog-food commercial for trial.
But I want movies that have bite,
a film career to last a while.
Get the smile right. Practice the smile;
No RinTinTin, No dog Lassie.
No commercials! Me, I’m sassy.
I’ll do Nicholson, with chagrin
or Jim Carey, somewhat classy.
A leading hound will star again.
No dog Lassie. No RinTinTin.
© Lawrencealot – April 26, 2012
A six line poem consisting of 2/2/2/2/9/9 syllables.
The first four lines rhyme and are all descriptive words.
The last two lines rhyme and incorporate the first, second, third, and fourth lines as 4 syllables
Rhyme Scheme: xxxxaa
The brashest, dullest jock, slow to start
Found the dearest, cutest, girls too smart.
The Vignette is also the name of a syllabic invented verse form introduced by Fozari Rockwood found in Pathways for the Poet by Viola Berg,1977.
The Vignette is:
a hexastich, an unrhymed poem in 6 lines.
syllabic: 2/4/4/6/7/3 syllables per line.
Activities Director ( Vignette form )
reading a book.
My yorkie drops
his chew ball upon my
chest, holds it with one paw; quiet
bark, “Let’s go.”