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Turns out I was freaked out that everyone else’s lives were headed somewhere, and I was still stuck as an unpublished writer and wannabe actor.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