So many nights lost in the misty moonglow With thoughts adrift on the midnight river flow
Named after Ogden Nash, Nashers are couplets of any length that feature comical rhymes, including wrenched rhymes. A wrenched rhyme example from Nash’s poem “Kindly Unhitch the Star, Buddy” is rhinestones and ghrinestones. Rhyme scheme: aa bb cc and so on Example Keep Walking? by Robert Lee Brewer I walked alone deliberately in solitary libertyas … Continue reading Nashers Notes
The Mathnawi is written in rhyming couplets and emerged from an Iranian form around the 4th-10th century, which goes a long way to explain the form’s Persian name. The subject matter is normally heroic, religious, or romantic.There is no limit to number of couplets employed, however the lines are usually between ten and twelve syllables.The … Continue reading Mathnawi Notes
Old whispers carry summer's breeze through fields of barley corn with ease
Late Night Caller
Old man enrobed all in white Left his footsteps overnight
It’s for Breaking
Inspired by and written for Weekend Writing Prompt – Thank you, Sammi It’s for BreakingForm: Unrhymed Couplet A couplet must rhyme or so they sayNow another one is broken – and that’s cool Word count: 16 ©JezzieG2022
Cywydd Deuair Fyrion Notes
A Welsh form, the Cywydd Deuair Fyrion is a couplet based stanza form. Each line consists of 4-syllables and the couplet carry an aa rhyme, Multiple couplets can be combined into stanzas or a poem. Example rhyme schemesaa bb cc ddaabbccddaabb cc ddee ffand so on Example Tylwyth Teg by Jez Farmer The fairest faeOr … Continue reading Cywydd Deuair Fyrion Notes
Cyhydedd Naw Ban Notes
A Welsh form comprised of 9-syllable lines. Each stanza has an even number of lines. Each line in a stanza end rhymes with the other lines within the stanza. Stanza lengths can vary as long as they are an even number of lines An example rhyme scheme: aa bbbbbb cccc dd eeee Example Summer Stillness … Continue reading Cyhydedd Naw Ban Notes
Let me whisper as you lean against me In the darkness set your thoughts free...
The Mathnawi is written in rhyming couplets and emerged from an Iranian form around the 4th-10th century, which goes along way to explain the form’s Persian name. The subject matter is normally heroic, religious, or romantic.There is no limit to number of couplets employed, however the lines are usually between ten and twelve syllables. The … Continue reading Mathnawi Notes
Hear her heartbeat drumming, calling, hark the thunder crashing loudly, Mother Earth in rhythms, calling, nature's voice is singing proudly. Child of nature dances barefoot, sensing music all around her...
Heroic Couplet Notes
A Heroic Couplet is two successive lines of rhymed poetry written in iambic pentameter. It earned the name Heroic Couplet for its use in 17th and 18th century epic poetry. In neo-classical usage it was required to express a complete thought in a closed couplet with a pause at the end of the first line. … Continue reading Heroic Couplet Notes
In spring the birds will wait for love to come As rays of sun like golden fingers pluck and strum The strings of nature's new guitar of life...
The Ghazal form exists throughout the Muslim world having originated in the Ottoman empire and as Islam spread throughout the empire so did their poetry. The Ghazal is mostly far from religious subject matter, however, and is blessed with an abundance of erotica.The Ghazal is a series of couplets, each capable of standing alone as … Continue reading Ghazal Notes
A throw back to the old days
Form: Couplets Months of work coming to a final test, three-hour papers in hot rooms, it’s no jest. Classics, linguistics, fine art, all for me,