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Turns out I was freaked out that everyone else’s lives were headed somewhere, and I was still stuck as an unpublished writer and wannabe actor.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

49. Envelope Couplets

You know, it has always been one of my goals to write a poem about zombies, but I’ve never really found the perfect theme and form to do it in. But I’m getting ahead of myself.

Envelope couplets are a fun form.

Your average envelope couplet stanza will be made of six lines or three couplets: refrains on either end, the 2nd and 5th rhyming with it, and a center couplet with a separate rhyme. Continue reading

48. Cavatina

With the lack of anything better to do today, I’ve decided to write poetry. I’m feeling like my old self again.

Also, I’ve decided that I find it funny and amazingly helpful how search engines lead to my site from porn-related search terms.
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47. Hexaduad

Hooray! I’m feeling much better about all this — also, I’m far less busy now — so we resume regular updates (i.e., once or twice a week).

Today, I thought I’d post a fun poetic form, which I’ve come to learn most people refer to as “challenges.”
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46. Blank Verse

I apologize for the lack of content. I’ve taken a break from writing poetry to reexamine why I haven’t been enjoying it as much. Writing just hasn’t been what it used to be for me when I was eight years old. It’s part rejection and part feeling artistically inadequate, maybe.

Anyway. Blank verse.

The blank verse is a form of poetry written unrhymed (hence “blank”), but in iambic pentameter. Continue reading

45. Roundelay

The roundelay is a poetic form composed of any number of quatrains (four-liners) that are made up of two couplets (two-liners). It follows the rhyme scheme: bbaA ccaA ddaA, and so on, where the second couplet of each quatrain (the “aA”) is the common rhyme among all the quatrains, and the “A” signifies the refrain.
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