J: John Tee Sonnet

The John Tee sonnet (http://thepoetsgarret.com/2016Challenge/form24.html) is a free verse version of the Rondel Prime Sonnet. Scattered.  White clouds scatter like balls of cotton last night’s dreams almost forgotten From the window of this short flight I watch my thoughts dissolve in light floating in skies impossibly blue my thoughts invariably turn to you. White clouds…

I: Imagery

Imagery: Elements of a poem that invoke any of the five senses to create a set of mental images. Specifically, using vivid or figurative language to represent ideas, objects, or actions. WORDS We had words.  Some bitter some sharp Some that soured on our tongues Even as they curled out our mouths. I imagine us in a bougainvilleaed…

H: Half measure

Half measure poems are a variation of the Common Measure. This is not a new poem but I had fun doing this! The Bartender Did It. “what’s your poison?” asked the barman I didn’t need to think Whisky” I mumbled amiably “Yes that is my drink!” “Caol isla or Laphroig, Or is it Blenders Pride?”…

F: Flarf

Originally a prank on the scam contest sponsored by the organization Poetry.com, the experimental poetry movement flarf has slowly assumed a serious position as a new kind of Internet-based poetic practice. Known for its reliance on Google as a means of generating odd juxtapositions, surfaces, and grammatical inaccuracies, flarf also celebrates deliberately bad or “incorrect”…

E: Epistle

An Epistle is a letter in verse, usually addressed to a person close to the writer. Its themes may be moral and philosophical, or intimate and sentimental. Dear Baba, Since you left us 26 years ago (and 26 years is a lifetime you know) – time passed, the world has not ended life stopped not,…

D: Dirge

A Dirge is a brief hymn or song of lamentation and grief; it was typically composed to be performed at a funeral. In lyric poetry, a dirge tends to be shorter and less meditative than an elegy. Dirge to humanity He raped a three year old. Yes, in a stationary bus. While her five year…

C: Cinquain

Cinquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of twenty-two syllables 2, 4, 6, 8 and 2 in five lines. Bitter-sweet Are memories I gather, my soul feeds Drumming at walls I have built, now Weakened.

B: The Brevette

The Brevette, created by Emily Romano consists of a subject (noun), verb, and object (noun), in this exact order. The verb should show an ongoing action. This is done by spacing out the letters in the verb. There are only three words in the poem, giving it the title Brevette. For more on this, see…

A: Apostrophe

An Apostrophe: An address to a dead or absent person, or personification as if he or she were present. HOLD Hold still, ease the frown let me see you one last time as you turn to go our eyes meeting over words unsaid between us.   Hold softly to my image as I treasure your laughter…

AtoZ theme reveal.

Okay, it’s that time of year. Time for the AtoZ blogging, for long-time followers, the April thingie I do. If you do not like poetry, now is the time to de-link/unfollow me. Yes, do something about it (fair warning) because this year, I am exploring poetry forms. It’s new to me too. Yes, I am…