Tags4 lines or multiple 8 lines 10 lines 12 lines 16 lines abab Allpoetry Berg centered couplet formulaic French haiku iambic iambic pentameter iambic tetrameter iambic trimeter internal rhyme Irish isosyllabic isosyllabic 8 line length optional meter none meter optional mono-rhyme Newman octave Pathways PoetName poetry forms quatrain quatrains refrain rhymed rhyme optional sestet Smith Spanish stanzaic syllabic tetrameter unrhymed Van Gorder Weatherford Welsh
This form was invent by Barry Hopkins, aka Black Narcissus on Allpoetry.
As it turns out this is NOT a new form, indicated be the comment below: but the poet thought it was, and I am not knowledgeable enough to recognize historic precedents all of the time. I’m leaving it, as it is a friendly form that has already gained some traction on Allpoetry, but a reading of the link below will give some proper attribution to previous users.
Quote from Mary Boren:
“I agree that it’s a very pleasing metrical pattern, Larry, but I wouldn’t call it a newly invented form. It has been used extensively in traditional verse of the past and is especially popular in Australian Bush Verse. I can’t point to any specific examples from famous poets, but
was written in 2001.”
It consist of tercet stanzas.
It is syllabic 8/8/11
Rhyme Pattern: aab ccb dde ffe...(aabccbddeffe…)
Sort lines: Amphibrach,Trochee for the short lines.
da da DUM da DUM da DUM da (hence feminine rhyme)
Long Line Anapest, Amphibrach,Trochee,Amphimacer for the long line
da da DUM da DUM da DUM da DUM da DUM
Cricket. ( By Jiminy! ) – Black Narcissus
It’s the willow on the leather
and the doubts about the weather
that make cricket, lovely cricket, great for me.
There’s a batsman and a bowler
and a light or heavy roller
that make cricket more like outdoor poetry.
There’s a googly and a flipper,
there’s the team and there’s the skipper,
there is D.R.S and snicko for an edge.
There’s a twelfth man and a third man,
there was body line and Bradman
and the Aussies who are often known to sledge.
There’s a bouncer and a beamer
and the wily English seamer
who can move the ball in ways I can’t describe.
There are pace men there are spinners,
there are losers there are winners
and some cheaters who’ve been known to take a bribe.
We’ve created twenty/twenty
where the runs are scored a’plenty
and one fifty is about an average score.
Yet I much prefer test cricket
on a fifth day turning wicket;
after five days though it might just be a draw.
Amaranth is an invented verse form that was probably created as a teaching tool by Viola Gardner. It makes deliberate use of the 9 most common metric feet. Each line is one metric foot, the pattern changing from line to line.
The Amaranth is:
- 9 lines strophe. It is a stand alone poem.
- metric, the 9 most common metric feet are used in sequence.
L1 Spondee SS
L2 Iamb uS
L3 Pyrrhic uu
L4 Dactyl Suu
L5 Trochee Su
L6 Amphimacer SuS
L7 Choriamb SuuS
L8 Anapest uuS
L9 Amphibrach uSu
- rhymed at the discretion of the poet, although the metric restrictions are probably enough to contend with in this verse form.On the Cross by Judi Van GorderBehold!
With sincere thanks to Judi Van Gorder for the above from the wonderful PMO site.
My Example Poem
clearing the way
for a true
© Lawrencealot – November 27, 2013