Distorted Diablo

• Distorted Diablo is an invented verse form that plays with the biblical devil’s number 666 and distorts by flipping the middle number upside down to get 696. Created by Pat Simpson, I think the content is meant to follow the theme of the numbers.
The Distorted Diablo is:
○ stanzaic, a sixain, a 9 line stanza, a sixain, in that order.
○ syllabic, both sixains are written with 6 syllables per line and the 9 line stanza is written with 9 syllables per line.
○ rhymed at the discretion of the poet.

Pasted from http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?showtopic=2192#distorted
My thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on this fine PMO resource.

My example

The Devil’s in the Details (Distorted Diablo)

Both the meter and rhyme
are at your discretion.
Avoiding both’s no crime
‘cept for my obsession.
I try rhyme all the time –
an obvious confession.

Depending up on the time of year
my energies ebb and flow a bit.
The whiteness of winter’s a delight
to think about while I’m cozy here
and don’t have to venture out in it
but can sit inside, ponder and write.
In springtime when roads and sky are clear
you’ll find me hiking with briar pipe lit
in the day and near my desk at night.

The devil I can’t blame,
my muse I cannot thank
when neither mete nor frame
appears in my word bank.
Yet efforts are less lame
when my verse is not blank.

© Lawrencealot – December 2, 2014

Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem
This is a new style created by Pat Simpson Aug 15th 2010
The carpe diem is latin meaning live for the day
So subject must be about anything that makes you happy
The style is a ten line poem with varying syllables on each line
Line 1..8syllables:Line 2..6syllables: Line 3..4syllables:Line 4..2syllables:Line 5..10syllables:
Line 6..2syllables: Line 7..4syllables: Line 8..6syllables:Line 9..8syllables:Line 10..10syllables

Pasted from http://the.a.b.c.of.poetry.styles.patthepoet.com/index.html
Many Thanks to Christina R Jussaume for her work on the Poetry Styles site.

The Carpe Diem is:
A poem of 10 lines.
Syllabic, with lines of 8/6/4/2/10/2/4/6/8/10
No metrical or rhyme requirement.

My Example

‘S Okay (Carpe Diem)

Today has started out okay.
My house did not burn down.
My coffee’s good
and hot.
My dog has gone outside to take a pee.
I don’t
yet think I’m nuts,
and don’t suppose I would
as long as my reality
is not at odds with simply feeling good.

© Lawrencealot – October 7, 2014

Visual Template
Note: no specific meter is mandated.

Carpe Diem