The following descriptiion and example is reposted with permission from Poetry Magnum Opus, with thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on that fine resource.
The SciFaiku is what the name implies, science fiction haiku an invented verse form introduced by Tom Brinck in 1995. Scifaiku combines science fiction themes with some of the elements of the haiku.
The elements of the Scifaiku are:
minimal, in the moment with human insight.
written with a haiku frame, normally, 17 syllables or less. The poem can be written in the classic 3 lines of 5-7-5 or a variation of line and syllable count. (because of the nature of the subject some technical words could exceed the standard syllable count per line, therefore, as long as minimal amount of words and syllables are used to get the point across, there could be more or less than 17 syllables in the poem.
composed of a single concept or image.
written with “uncluttered and direct words”.
written in the moment.
finding the Ah-ha, light bulb realization through the understanding of the possibilities of science.
poets dance with words cyber ballroom fills with song line dancing in space –judi van gorder
big bang disputed universe is infinite it matters not
• Parallelogram de Crystalline is an invented verse form with a thematic focus. The subject is a lover and the lover should be described through images of nature. It was introduced by Karan Naidu. The Parallelogram de Crystalline is: ○ a poem in 12 lines, made up of 4 tercets. ○ syllabic 3-6-9 syllables per line for each tercet. ○ unrhymed.
Pasted from http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?showtopic=1195#parallelogram My thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on this fine PMO resource.
My Love Awaits (Form: Parallelogram de Crystalline)
Her dark eyes beckoned to me like an unlit cave needing exploration. Cherry-red lips accented by tongue’s moisture were an opening flower. The hills and valleys of my homeland wished their contours as pleasing as hers. They whisper on the evening breezes, “Chase not follies; what awaits is life.”
A syllabic form.
No meter specified.
syllabic count 2/4/7/8/6;
line 1 is the subject;
line 2 gives description;
line 3, action;
line 4, the setting;
line 5, final thought.
SIJO (from Shadow Poetry Handbook)
A short Korean poetry form consisting of three lines,
each line having a total of 14-16 syllables in four groups
ranging from 2 to 7 (but usually 3 or 4) syllables, with a natural pause at the end of the second group and a major pause after the fourth group.
The third line often introduces a resolution, a touch of humor, or a turn of thought.
Nature is often the subject matter of these poems like traditional haiku.”
Either narrative or thematic,
this lyric verse introduces a truth (perhaps a problem) in line 1,
development (called a turn) in line 2,
and a strong conclusion beginning with a surprise (a twist) in line 3,
which resolves tensions or questions raised by the other lines
and provides a memorable ending.
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.
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