This form was invented by Walter E. Ferguson III aka, Thunder_Speech of Allpoetry.The ONLY requirement of this form, is that you use reverse words where ever you might otherwise choose to use rhyme. Instead of rhyming, the last words of the lines are spelled backwards (reversed) where rhymes would be.
I thought I’d swim a single loop
before I pulled the plug.
I jumped into our swimming pool
and promptly took a gulp.
I thought to myself “damn and rats”
and jumped out on my tarp.
I’ll never be a swimming star,
while sitting on my prat.
© Lawrencealot – September 26, 2012
Visual Template of this poem
The Monometric Form was
Invented by Walter E. Ferguson III, aka Thunder_Speech on Allpoetry
The form can be manifest in three modes:
The norm is Augmented Monometric, illustrated below by that author’s poem.
This form requires the poet to begin with a couplet, then augment
each succeeding stanza with one more line.
Each stanza is to be independent mono-rhyme.
Lines can be of any constant meter, e.g.,
Iambic trimeter, Iambic tetrameter, Iambic pentameter, etc..or
Trochaic tetramter, trochaic pentameter, etc., or
Amphibrach Dimeter, amphibrach Trimeter, etc..
To summarize, the poet may choose ANY consistent meter and feet, and
then apply mono-rhyme to increasing length stanzas.
If the poet chooses to start with his maximum stanza length and subtract one line
each stanza, ending with a couplet, it is then called a Diminished Monometric.
Clearly an enterprising poet could append each type and have a Reversing Monometric.
Routine (Reversing Monometric)
Joe digs the hole each day.
It’s always been that way.
I stick the bloody pole
into the bloomin’ hole
That’s always been my role.
The hole’s then filled by Ned.
while Joe goes on ahead.
I fetch poles from the shed,
so nothing need be said.
Well I was sick one day.
Work went on anyway.
They knew their jobs okay.
They did them the same way.
Joe dug; Ned filled the hole.
They both knew their own role
but didn’t know the goal.
It’s OK, now I’m back.
We’ll get the fence on track.