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.

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FORM OF THE DAY

I decided to go with the Echo Sonnet today.

An echo sonnet has the rhyme scheme: Continue reading

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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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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–
Misery
Cost–
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

51. Luc Bat

I can’t believe it’s been one whole year since I started this project. And in that one year a lot of things have gone down: Obviously, I’d spent most of the year bitching about how lousy I thought I was at this than I did experimenting with poetic forms.

Turns out I was freaked out that everyone else’s lives were headed somewhere, and I was still stuck as an unpublished writer and wannabe actor. Some of my writer friends have become authors, and I’m still here with a great book in a world where publishers do not have the balls to publish it.

I don’t feel like celebrating a blog that doesn’t get many readers, so no original form this week. Today, I wrote a Luc Bat.
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50. Blues Stanza

Hooray, our 50th poetic form! It’s been almost a year, and we’ve finally made to 50. If I hadn’t been procrastinating and/or dealing with personal artistic drama, we’d have made it 100, but that’s okay.

Today, I thought I’d try a form called “blues stanza” while also exploring a different feel and theme. I’ve been feeling bored with my writing the past few days. Continue reading