Rime Royal Notes

The Rime Royal is a seven-line stanza, with each line consisting of ten syllables or iambic pentameter and a rhyme. Rhyme Scheme: ababbcc Example Invisible Hand by Jez farmer I sought the sanctuary of her lightWithin silver beams that caress the earthShe brings lost souls comfort throughout the nightAs witches dance and sing with full … Continue reading Rime Royal Notes

Persepolis Sonnet Notes

Created by: Leny RooversStructure: Octave and sestetMeter: Octave 11 syllable lines, Sestet decasyllabic or pentameterRhyme Scheme: aabbccdd efgefg Example Taking Chances by Jez Farmer A doorway to where, a mystery to goA ready-made adventure and who’s to knowWhat lies just beyond this, an unopened doorI don’t know as I haven’t been there beforeYet anticipation tingles … Continue reading Persepolis Sonnet Notes

Kal’s Wondercloth Weave Sonnet Notes

Created by: Jose Rizal M. ReyesStructure: Three quatrains and a coupletMeter: Decasyllabic or pentameterSchema: abcb bcdc cded de Example Good Without God by Jez Farmer Does his soul still linger on the BeagleAnd does he still sail to far away islesWhere scientific truth spoke on a finch’s beakAs we look at religion with knowing smilesCreationism … Continue reading Kal’s Wondercloth Weave Sonnet Notes

Mirrored 18-Line Sonnet Notes

Structure: Octet, couplet and octetMeter: decasyllabic or pentameterRhyme scheme: abbaabba cc abbaabba Example Ancient Drum by Jez Farmer Across the savannah echo ancient drumThe spirit of nature dancing on grassYet mankind comes invading en masseHe’s taking her beauty and still He comeAcross the plains where the dry grasses humWill this invader e’er run out of … Continue reading Mirrored 18-Line Sonnet Notes

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

Luc Bat Notes

Many poets enjoy working in trimeter or six syllable lines and tetrameter or eight syllable lines as opposed to pentameter or ten syllable lines. The Luc Bat employs both six-syllable and eight-syllable lines and can be used in the creation of lyrical poems or storytelling. A Vietnamese form, the Luc Bat (six eight), is comprised … Continue reading Luc Bat Notes

Sijo Notes

Korea is not usually recognised for poetry; however the Korean form the Sijo is possibly more suited for Western poets than the Japanese Haiku. Similar to the Haiku the Sijo is a three line poem, but there any similarities end. The Sijo can have any number of stanzas to create ballads and lyric poems. It … Continue reading Sijo Notes