Melenesian Sonnet Notes

Created by: Jose Rizal M ReyesStructure: Octave and sestetMeter: Decasyllabic LinesRhyme scheme: aabaaaba aababb Example A Simple Flash! By Larry Eberhart She thinks perhaps I dream of her at nightand miss her when she’s somewhere out of sight.She believes that somehow I deserve respectand am her thoughtful brave and charming knight.She thinks it’s fun to … Continue reading Melenesian Sonnet Notes

As You Lightly Go

As the autumn leaf that floats on past me Sacred waters must carry you away And there are no words left for me to say For now you must travel forever free...

La Germania Notes

Created by: Jose Rizal M. ReyesStructure: Three quatrains and a coupletMeter: Decasyllabic or pentameterSchema: abba acca cddc dd Example Synchronicity by Jez Farmer Transcendental pleasure is ours to takeBeyond routine we seek our own desireAs our senses burn hot in passion’s fireNo loveless gratification to fakeIntense eyes darken as they feel desireExploring the wonder of … Continue reading La Germania Notes

Malayan Fireburst Notes

Created by: Jose Rizal M. ReyesStructure: Three quatrains and a coupletMeter: Decasyllabic or pentameterRhyme scheme: aaba bbcb ccdc ddAdditional parameters: 3rd line in each quatrain must be feminine rhyme Example Remedial Action by Larry Eberhart Removed from urban crush his cabin sitsabove where finally the sagebrush quits.His land abuts a park that’s mostly forest.A stealthy … Continue reading Malayan Fireburst Notes

Illini Sonnet Notes

Created by Nel ModglinStructure: QuatorzainMeter: Decasyllabic/Octsayllabic or pentameter/tetrameterSchema: abcabcdbcdecee.Additionally,L1,L4,L5,L8,L9 and L12 are tetrameter and L2,L3,L6,L7,L10,L11,L13 and L14 are pentameter. Example Bloody Admin by Jez Farmer The desk is lonely as dawn breaksAnd outside morning chorus how it singsIn the lazy rays of an early sunIn the kitchen coffee pot shakesIt’s that aroma of all thingsThat … Continue reading Illini Sonnet Notes

Kiwi Pause Notes

Created by: Jose Rizal M. ReyesStructure: QuatorzainMeter: Decasyllabic or pentameterSchema: abbaccddeffegg Example Meter Matter by Lawrence Eberhart Constrained by form a sonnet forces rhymeAnd rhyme without some meter is bad verseLike Paul and Mary lacking Peter – worseDiscord will sometimes shout to me, ‘Watch out!’My deafness frequently obscures that shoutAnd bumps appear that other readers … Continue reading Kiwi Pause Notes