Time Coupletnelle

This is a form invented by MystiqueWizzard, aka Alberto Jose Alvarez Gonzalez
The Time Coupletnelle is a 16-line poem conformed by 8 couplets
with a rhyme scheme  AabbccddccddaA*AA*,
The syllabic progression  is:  9/8/7/6/7/8/9/9
The first 3 couplets represent a “plea”
the 4th couplet is an assertion that portrays what the plea evokes;
the last 3 couplets are the conclusion based on the first 4 couplets.
The themes may vary but basically they´re centered in love, sadness, hope or another strong
emotion worth exploring. It was named “Time Coupletnelle “because it isset in a progression of time and the visual shape is like an hour glass.
The structure should always be centered for visual effect.
Example Poem:

I Must Ask
I can’t carry on without your love.
I go through the actions, just kind of.
I think you like me but how much?
I daydream thinking of your touch.
I wait all week to date you
I’m bewitched is my friends’ view.
Action now is required,
waiting time has expired.
This week, waiting time is thru.
A diamond makes its debut.
You’ll see how much you are desired,
how much you’re treasured and admired.
I’ll bring a rose and a turtle dove.
I’ll be your hand, if you’ll  be my glove.
I cannot carry without your love.
I’ll be your hand, if you’ll  be my glove.
© Lawrencealot – October 2, 2012
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Trimeric

Trimeric tri-(meh)-rik n: a four stanza poem in which the first stanza has four lines
and the last three stanzas have three lines each, with the first line of each repeating
the respective line of the first stanza.
The sequence of lines, then, is abcd, b – -, c – -, d – -.
There is no line length, meter, or rhyme requirement or prohibition.
Example Poem
Whisky Works
He zig-zagged up the steep hill
much too drunk to walk a line.
Winter weather laid down a chill
with ice on that steep incline.
Much too drunk to walk a line
he headed home, had time still.
Unless he fell he’d be fine.
Winter weather laid down a chill
as he staggered up the hill.
He’d make it;  he had the will.
With ice on that steep incline
(he had lots of time to kill)
his anti-freeze worked just fine.
© Lawrencealot – April 29, 2012

Triolet

A Triolet is a poetic form consisting of only 8 lines.           
Within a Triolet, the 1st, 4th, and  7th lines          
repeat, and the 2nd and 8th lines do as well.           
The rhyme scheme is simple:  ABaAabAB, capital          
letters representing the repeated lines.    
 
There is no set syllable count, although the preferred one for repeating forms is the standard of eight syllables but there are many good examples around using iambic pentameter and similar meters.
Example Poem:
Pug Peed Too     (Triolet)
Into the copse we walked to take a pee.
I watched for cops, Pug just lifted his leg.
I’m glad Ms. Klag, the nag, saw him not me.
Into the copse we walked to take a pee.
I’ll merely bail him out and set him free.
and remember my next Pug should be Peg.
Into the copse we walked to take a pee.
I watched for cops, Pug just lifted his leg.
 
(c) Lawrencealot –  June, 2012
 
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Tritina

The pattern of word-repetition is as follows, where the words that end
the lines of the first tercet are represented by the numbers “1 2 3”:
  1 2 3          – End words of lines in first tercet.
  3 1 2          – End words of lines in second tercet.
  2 3 1          – End words of lines in third tercet.
  (1 2 3)        – Words contained in the final line.
Your Composition.
The repetition of words in a Tritina makes this form a good match for
a story that uses common speech, for in conversation the repetition
of key words is common. The Tritina is a more “natural” form than the
Villanelle (which is comparatively artificial in repeating whole lines)
and the Sestina (which is significantly more challenging because it is
longer (39 lines) and reuses six words
in six six-line stanzas and a closing tercet).
Example Poem
Fido
I have  always liked dogs.
Almost all dogs I like.
And almost all like me.
Their faithfulness moves me.
I prefer smaller dogs
‘Cus big poop, I  don’t like.
Of course I  still do like
gals who are nice to me.
as long as they like dogs.
I like dogs;  dogs like me.
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Villanelle

Villanelles are required to have an intricate rhyme scheme and two lines that are refrains – like refrains in songs, they get repeated over and over.
The rhyme scheme is AbA’abAabA’abAabA’abAA’, so there are only two rhymes that end all the lines.
In addition, the first line and third line, the refrains, are repeated four times each –
the first line appears at the end of stanzas 2 and 4 and as the second-to-last line in stanza 6.
The poem’s third line appears again at the end of stanzas 3, 5, and 6.
So if we call the first line A and the third line A’, and any line that rhymes with them a,
then the rhyme scheme is: AbA’ abA abA’ abA abA’ abAA’
Example Poem:
Sensuality’s Source
Arousal flows from love’s thought and intent.
Thus age is harmless to this wife of mine.
A tease fulfilled, assures a mates ascent.
Desire for one another will invent
Innumerable paths leading to cloud nine.
Arousal flows from love’s thought and intent.
Performance, age related, has been bent
by years;  her voice and touch revokes decline.
A tease fulfilled,  assures a mates ascent.
A failure now and then she’ll not  resent
If he in other ways her wants enshrine.
Arousal flows from love’s thought and intent.
Endearments overshadow the event
and fill two hearts most willing to entwine.
A tease fulfilled, assures a mates ascent.
Today’s youth may not know how much is meant
by such commitment.  Love makes all things fine.
Arousal flows from love’s thought and intent.
A tease fulfilled, assures a mates ascent.
© Lawrencealot – March, 2012
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Wreath

Any poem which is constructed with or without  rhyme or fixed meter in which every line in to poem is linked to the line preceding it a word or by derivation of  a word  in the preceding line or by a homonym of that word,  or apparently by a derivative of a false rhyme of that word.

They are fun to read, AND write.

Example
Glued Wreath

I started this poem no topic defined.
Definitely sure something would occur.
Would you believe it? Still I cannot find
foundation for words which I prefer.
The witch of sticky mucilage has stuck
My muse at large with two wheels off the track.
The traction needed now may call for luck.
Lucky I have been, I just came unstuck.

© Lawrencealot – May 2, 2012