Behind closed doors our secret dared to be, A love beyond what words express, All senses lost in one caress,
You are the air I breathe to stay alive, the life-sustaining force within my heart...
Another Welsh form, the Cywydd Llosgyrnog is a syllabic-based form with internal rhymes. It is a 6-line stanza. Lines 1, 2, 4, and 5 are 8-syllables in length with 1 and 2 sharing an end rhyme and lines 4 and 5 sharing an end rhyme. Lines 3 and 6 have 7-syllable lines and end rhyme … Continue reading Cywydd Llosgyrnog Notes
Short Particular Measure consists of six line stanzas. Lines 1,2, 4, and 5 are composed in iambic trimeter and lines 3 and 6 are tetrameter.The rhyme scheme is aabaab Example The Way Ahead by Jez Farmer Aggression within meAs eyes open to seeMy destiny is waiting thereLet my spirit go freeBe man I’m meant to … Continue reading Short Particular Measure Notes
The Standard Habbie, or Burn’s Stanza, consists of 6 rhyming lines, lines 1, 2, 3 and 5 being iambic tetrameter or eight syllables, and lines 4 and 6 being iambic dimeter or four syllables. The thyme scheme is aaabab, cccdcd, eeefef and so on. Example Address to a Haggis by Robert Burns Fair fa' your … Continue reading Standard Habbie Notes
Aggression within me As eyes open to see My destiny is waiting there...
It’s origins similar to that of the Italian Sestet, the Sicilian Sestet has no set meter, again formalized by the English courts to iambic tetrameter or pentameter. The rhyme scheme of the stanza is as follows: abcbab defede and so on Example This Poetry by Jez Farmer This writing needs the will of self-control,Against the … Continue reading Sicilian Sestet Notes
The grouping of couplets is well documented in poetry, and, if using them, Heroic couplets are written in iambic pentameter. However there is no set meter for Sestet couplets. The rhyme scheme isAabbcc ddeeff and so on Example A Celtic Prayer Divina Collins Deep in the heart of the Welsh mountainsA chapel of worship that … Continue reading Sestet Couplets Notes
She is the queen of starlit nights, her beauty beyond mortal sights, one kiss, she will possess my soul...
On winter's nights, so calm, so still, the Goddess starts to sing, a voice of warmth against the chill...
Originally the Italian Sestet had no set meter, but with its introduction to England by Edmund Spenser, English poets used iambic tetrameter or pentameter with the rhyme schema as follows: abcabc Example Dream Catcher by Divena Collins To catch a dream and hold it tightYou cherish it dear from the startTime spent together so long … Continue reading Italian Sestet Notes
The Envelope Sestet is a stricter variation of the stave stanza. The last line of each stanza is a repetition of the first line. The second and fifth lines rhyme with the refrain lines, leaving only the third and fourth line to change rhyme. The rhyme scheme, therefore, is:AabbaA CcddcC EeffeE… and so on Example … Continue reading Envelope Sestet Notes
From the popular Sicilian sestet evolved the English variant made popular by William Shakespeare using the rhyme scheme in his sonnets. Strictly speaking the lines should be in Iambic pentameter but many modern poets prefer to use decasyllabic lines. The rhyme scheme for the English sestet is ababcc dedeff… and so on Example Mother Moon … Continue reading English Sestet Notes
The Collin’s sestet is a creative combination of three poetic groups – rhyming couplets, creating a sestet with the last line of the stanza being a repeat of the line, phrase, or word in the next stanza. No meter is specified other than that if only heroic (iambic pentameter) couplets are used the stanza is … Continue reading Collins Sestet Notes
Warm your breath breezes across my bare skin. Flooding the valleys of my body with need. Lasting heat of your kisses deep within...
Also known as the Standard Habbie this stanza consists of six lines. Lines 1, 2, 3, and 5 are octosyllabic and rhyme. Lines 4 and 6 are hexasyllabic and form the second rhyme. This gives the following schematic: xxxxxxxaxxxxxxxaxxxxxxxaxxxxxbxxxxxxxaxxxxxb Example: To a Mouse on Turning up her Nest with a Plough by Robert Burns Wee … Continue reading Burns’ Stanza Notes
The Standard Habbie, often used by Robert Burns who may have created the form, is a sestet stanza.
Short Particular Measure is a stanza form with each stanza consisting of six lines. Lines 1, 2, 4 and 5 are trimeter or six syllables and lines 3 and 6 are tetrameter or eight syllables in length. The rhyme scheme is aabaab Example: The Beautiful Mind by Jez Farmer You insist I am straight Sorry … Continue reading Short Particular Measure