To keep the posts short and sweet i will share the rules of the poetry forms i am using in this blog.
I WILL ASK YOU TO DO THE SAME THING I DID WHEN I READ THE POEMS OF THESE FORMS IN THE BLOGS I READ, GOOGLE THE NAME AND READ THE RULES YOURSELF AND THEN ATTEMPT THE STYLES.
Rules: I will request you to explore the rules of ballad yourself. I read quite a handful of them and thought that its quite a liberal style of poem with varying size of stanzas and other things. Go ahead and explore them. I have zeroed on two things- telling a story, using four line stanza with rhyming 2nd+4th line.
Cinqku is a 5 line haiku attributed to American poet Denis Garrison found at Poetry Bridge. It particularly explores the use of the line break and retains the maximum syllable count of the haiku. (Note: the haiku is a small poem of 17 syllables or less, the Cinqku is more restrictive with a strict syllable count of 17.) The Cinqku should have a turn or surprise in L4 and L5.
The Cinqku is:
1. a pentastich, a poem in 5 lines.
2. syllabic. A strict syllable count of 2-3-4-6-2 syllables per line.
3. composed with a turn or surprise in L4 or L5.
Dixdeux, French for ten-two, is illustrated by Anthony Fusco in Caulkins’ Handbook on Haiku and Other Form Poems, 1970 . . . It appears to have developed as an alternative to the Haiku.
The Dixdeux is:
1. written in any number of tercets. When written in more than one tercet, L3 becomes a
2. syllabic, with 10-10-2 syllables per line.
3. is unrhymed.
4. titled, unlike the haiku.
The form like the Japanese Tanka is five lines long. There are no restrictive syllable counts though lines are supposed to be short and concise and end where the voice naturally breaks. Also other restrictions such as needing to use season words are absent from gogyohka. It is also okay to talk about feelings and other such human matters. Other than five short lines the only other requirement is to use sharp concise images.
It is described as a mixture of haiku and prose. do research in internet to understand and write this style. i follow what i could grasp from the haibuns i have read.
Haikus are mostly nature based three lined poems. The number of syllables per line is 5-7-5. For details check out internet there are marvelous blogs that explain this style perfectly.
three lined poems, no rules but this: one word in first line, two words in second line, three words in third line or you can write it in opposite style- 3-2-1 words per line.
1. The form is a single quatrain.
2. The rhyme scheme is a,b,a,b. This does not need to be perfect rhyme.
3. It has a fixed rhythm that it is recited to and as a result the line lengths are fixed between 8 and 12 syllables.
4. Often there is a seeming discontinuity between the first two lines and the second two lines. However on closer examination there is a linkage either in thought or the assonance of the verses.
5. There is usually a lot of allusion to either symbols, proverbs or places that would mean alot to Malay readers.
The rondeau is a form of verse also used in English language poetry. It makes use of refrains, repeated according to a certain stylized pattern. It was customarily regarded as a challenge to arrange for these refrains to contribute to the meaning of the poem in as succinct and poignant a manner as possible. The rondeau consists of thirteen lines of eight syllables, plus two refrains (which are half lines, each of four syllables), employing, altogether, only three rhymes. It has three stanzas and its rhyme scheme is as follows: (1) A A B B A (2) A A B with refrain: C (3) A A B B A with concluding refrain C. The refrain must be identical with the beginning of the first line.
The syllable count and writing style is exactly like haiku but these poems target human follies, dark side of human nature.
1. Think of one or two simple images from a moment you have experienced and describe them in concrete terms — what you have seen, tasted, touched, smelled, or heard. Write the description in two or three lines.
It lets me use my paintings and inspires me to paint some more. Love you my sweet friends.