58. Echo Sonnet

A couple of notes before we get into the form of the day:

1. I have not written in form for quite some time now. And I have not written anything at all for half that time. I had written in free-verse in the interim. I don’t post them online, but you can check out some of my work in Hemingway’s Playpen’s issue 2 and nin journal‘s vol. 1, issue 1 (NSFW).

2. I’ve restructured the way I normally post (as you will see in this one) to make my posts more organized. I.e., paragraphs will be divided into sections.



I decided to go with the Echo Sonnet today.

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57. Paradelle

I can’t believe it’s been 2 years. I’m finally back home.

I’d like to keep the coming-back-home speech short: Gained a bit, lost a lot more. Reading back on what I did with Poeformology at this, the lowest point in my life, makes me question why I was ever so unhappy with what it was. I guess clinical depression makes you appreciate things you couldn’t when you didn’t have it yet.
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56. Bytelle

A long time ago, I made the Collatz poetic form, which was just about as nerdy as it gets when it comes to poetic forms. But tonight, after several cups of coffee, I have come up with an even nerdier (by that, I mean super cool) poetic form called the Bytelle. Continue reading

55. Disquottet

The Disquottet. It’s a poetic form I made up. Basically, you take any one famous quotation (or any quotation you like) and you construct a poem using only the words in said quotation, presenting it in the same sequence, repeating as many times as desired. Continue reading

54. Clerihew

I apologize for not having updated in months. I’ve just been so busy with life and Modern Day Epic. Anyway, this semester, I’m taking Creative Writing, and we’re doing clerihews next week, so I thought I’d get a head start.

The clerihew was one of the poetic forms I wanted to try first when I started Poeformology, but I never found the perfect subject to write about.
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52. Spine Poetry

My, it has been such a long time since I uploaded something on here! I am still alive and well, dear followers and friends. I’ve started a new blog at Modern Day Epic, if you haven’t seen it. It’s a fun science fantasy blog series that has a little bit of something in it for everyone. Give it a read.

Okay, so enough shameless self-promotion.

Yesterday, I found an interesting post. I cannot find the link, and I am deeply sorry about that. Anyway, the post featured something called “Spine Poetry.” I think it’s such a clever use of book spines, and I can’t believe I’ve only heard of it now.

The concept is that you stack a bunch of books to create a poem with the titles on their spines. Like so (click image to enlarge):

Man’s origin, man’s destiny
Slipping into darkness–
Dead connection.
The Angel of Death;
A welcome grave.

No comebacks.

53. Chydedd Fer Sonnet

I have to say, the Chydedd Fer Sonnet is an interesting form to work with. I’ve always found rhyming couplets difficult to do, but it really isn’t. Or maybe the subject I wrote around made it easier. Either way, it is a form worth trying. Continue reading