So the story goes typing too fast led to abracadabra being misspelled as abacadeba and thus creating the Magic 9,Nine lines of nine syllables with a rhyme scheme of abacadeba Example Bewitched by Divina Collins Shalt not thy deprave the spell of loveenchanted words that melts the heartthat cast thy spells deep within thereofwithin a … Continue reading Magic 9 Notes
Category: 9-Line Forms
The Lai looks simple comprising a nine-line stanza over a five-syllable couplet and a two syllable-line. The couplets rhyme with each other and the single lines rhyme with each other. There is no limit to the number of stanzas. Rhyme scheme: aabaabaab ccdccdccd and so on. Example Clay of Life by Ryter Roethicle Dig your … Continue reading Lai Notes
Friday’s Poetic Form Challenge by Raven – Balassi Stanza
Welcome to the Poetic Form Challenge. Each Friday I will post a different form along with an image if you need the inspiration There are no rules other than the form parameters and a polite request to leave a pingback to your work so I and others can read it. Pingback Link: https://jezfarmerblog.wordpress.com/?p=25970 This week’s … Continue reading Friday’s Poetic Form Challenge by Raven – Balassi Stanza
Weekly Prompts Weekend challenge – White Roses
My words are not enough to recall The joy of love you made me feel...
A hot summer’s day in a jam of cars All moving forward slower than a snail By the time we get there views will be stars The planned picnic today is doomed to fail...
The Boulevard Montmartre at Night
After the rain, reflections of light Captivate the creative soul With impressions of Parisian night...
Tree of Night
In the silver vagueness of the moonlight The willow weeps ghostly tears To the dark skies of the night....
Late Afternoon in our Meadow
Afternoon sunshine As the points define Echoes A vision divine The late summer shrine Swallows Dance on the skyline While we sip the wine Aglow...
Dance of the Rose
Pure in bridal white In beauty delight My rose...
Across the bay where beauty waits for me, beneath the sun-kissed mountain waterfalls, enchanting eyes shall tame the wild and free, my heart is bound by love as Cymru calls. The cloudy blue of railway smoke dissolved...
Created by Sarah Rayburn, the novelinee is a nine-line stanza form derived from the Spencerian stanza but written in iambic pentameter or decasyllabic lines. Rhyme Scheme: ababcdcdd Example Morning Tea by Jez Farmer Tea is drunk to forget the din of the world. --- T'ien Yiheng The sparring kids are screaming through the house,as mother … Continue reading Novelinee Notes
Originally a form of night prayers the Nocturna was formed from the French nocturnal and was usually inspired by night music played at evening parties in the 18th century. The reciting of poetry would also have been commonplace. The Nocturna is a nine-line poetry form based on a nocturnal theme containing three three-line lessons. The … Continue reading Nocturna Notes
Magic 9 Notes
So the story goes typing too fast led to abracadabra being misspelt as abacadeba and thus creating the Magic 9,Nine lines of nine syllable with a rhyme scheme ofabacadeba Example Bewitched by Divina Collins Shalt not thy deprave the spell of loveenchanted words that melts the heartthat cast thy spells deep within thereofwithin a mystical … Continue reading Magic 9 Notes
Lai and Virelai Notes
The Lai looks simple comprising nine-line stanza over five-syllable couplet and a two syllable-line. The couplets rhyme with each other as and the single lines rhyme with each other. There is no limit to the number of stanzas. Rhyme scheme: aabaabaab ccdccdccd and so on. Example Clay of Life by Ryter Roethicle Dig your fingers … Continue reading Lai and Virelai Notes
Misnomer No More
They can’t or won’t see tears I’ve cried The angst behind the eyes of fear When calling it out I’m denied
Should the eyes stretch to see a star While thoughts are caught out by the night Or a moment taken too far
Form: Balassi Stanza Skies of dusky pink clouds Where the nightfall enshrouds The river of floating dreams