Alouette Poem – Animal Road Code

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Alouette Poem Animal Road Code

walking a straight line
Is that a test drive
animals need on the road
dogs, are man’s best friend
is this a loose end
or a major episode.

dogs on a crash drive
time to reassign
and use a new colour code.
it will all depend,
should we use morse code
or call it an overload.

Copyright © 2019 Elsie Hagley

Alouette – created by Jan Turner, it consists of two or more stanzas of 6 lines each, (12 lines or more) with the following set rules:

Syllabic: 5/5/7/5/5/7

Rhyme Scheme:  aabccb

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Sonnetina Uno  Poem – What is Time

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Sonnetina Uno  Poem – What is Time

What is time

With time it’s either gone or still coming
It’s the past, present, through to the future
Just stop a minute and think about it
the last minute has already passed by
this minute has nearly already gone 
the next minute is here, now it is gone.
Now five minutes have passed by, wasted time 
as I have been thinking what else to write
another sixty seconds have gone by.
So with time we mostly are in the past. 

Sonnetina Uno – A decastich (10-line poem) written in one single stanza, it is unrhymed and written in iambic pentameter, in other words, it is written in blank verse. What is the difference between blank verse and free verse? The difference is in the structure. Both blank verse and free verse are free from rhyme scheme. But, whereas blank verse does have a consistent meter, usually iambic pentameter, that creates a du-DUM rhythm effect, free verse is free from both meter and rhyme. It is free from the limitations of verse poetry.

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Clarity Pyramid Poem – Love

Clarity Pyramid PoemLove

LOVE
like all
trust a few

courage comes within
loving someone precious
hate will kill your inner soul

“where there is love there will be life”.

Clarity Pyramid is a poetry consisting of two triplets and a single line (7 lines in all). Usually, this poem is centre aligned when displayed.

The first triplet has 1, 2, and 3 syllables. The title of the poem is the one-syllable word of the first triplet, which is displayed in all capital letters. This line is followed by a two-syllable line, and then a three-syllable line, both of which clarifies the definition of the poem, or are synonyms for the title.

The second triplet has 5, 6, and 7 syllables. Its design is based around a life event contained within the triplet which helps give a poetic view or outlook on the first line (title).

The last line is 8 syllables and is in quotations as this line contains a quote that defines the first word (title).

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Acrostic Decima Poetry – Sweet Tooth

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Acrostic Decima Poetry Sweet Tooth

Small slices of cake are healthy
while some humans will eat plenty
eventually will need a nap
ecstasy, adding fat to the belly
the clothes don’t fit, a handicap

Tasty cake brought from a deli
often sometimes that’s unhealthy
overdone with rich oily crap
time to put on the thinking cap
having eaten cake now jelly.

Copyright © 2019 Elsie Hagley

Acrostic Decima: 10 Lined Poem the Decima form with an acrostic.

Write the two five words used in the poem vertically to start the line. 
Syllable Count: 8 syllables per line.
Rhyme Scheme: a-a-b-a-b, a-a-b-b-a. 
Only two rhymes a & b. Not a rhyming couplet at the end. 

An acrostic in poetry is a poem where certain letters in each line spell out a word or phrase. Typically, the first letters of each line are used to spell the message.

But they can appear anywhere, in my poem it is the first letter (Sweet Tooth), the title of the poem

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Jeffreys Sonnet Poem – New Beginning

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Jeffreys Sonnet Poem – New Beginning

Weather beaten life – crumbling down
don’t attempt a dive, you may drown.
The cliff may also fall apart-
taking your body out to sea
with that shrub soon to disappear,
never to be seen, my sweetheart.

Stop, let us talk – now how about
making a fresh start, sort it out
it’s not worth cutting your life short
There is so much living to do.
Talking will help you get through
Come, lets try you can be a sport.

You have a bruised heart – I knew that
Let’s give it a try, I’ll support.

What is  Jeffreys Sonnet Poetry  It was created by Scott J. Alcorn.

It is isosyllabic (only 8 syllable per line), 2 sestets with a cross rhymed couplet (the cross rhyme is in the 2nd to 4th syllable in each of the two lines of the couplet).

Also there is a cross rhyme in the first line of the 2nd sestet (between the 2nd to 4th syllable), tying the 1st sestet to the 2nd.

So the rhyme scheme would be: aabccb, (b)ddeffe, (e)g (g)e.

The letters in ( ) are the cross rhymes.

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Tanka Poem – Beautiful and Wild

Tanka Poem  – Beautiful and Wild

sheltering beauty

butterflies venturing out

exploring new life

viewing amazing insects

always excites my wild heart

Tanka poetry consists of five units, usually with the following pattern of    5-7-5-7-7 which is syllables.

The first three lines (5/7/5) are the upper phase. This upper stage is where you create an image in your reader’s mind.

The last two lines (7/7) of a Tanka poem are called the lower phase.  The final two lines should express the poet’s ideas about the image that was created in the three lines above.

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Bussokusekika Poetry – Love of Nature

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Bussokusekika Poetry – Love of Nature

sound of birds singing

echos deep in the valley

breeze whistling through trees

the cry of a newborn kid

nanny goat answers high pitch

nature provides peace within

Bussokusekika Poetry – a pattern of 5-7-5-7-7-7

A Tanka poem with an extra phrase of seven added on at the end.

Often a exchange between lovers – in this poem it is the memories about the love of nature and life.

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Free Verse Poem – Tiredness

Free Verse Poem – Tiredness

Bad things happen when you are tired, they say
Just let me be for now, I need to rest.
Rest a little, but you must keep moving
there is no time to spend wastefully.

Exhaustion slowly taking over my tired mind
Show me the way to solitude please. I need it
It is hours that I have been lying here awake
a dream coming on, I’m in a hopeless state

A perfect place to sleep in those shadows
My insecurities within the tiredness show
Sleep didn’t honour me with it’s presence
So I will follow you, which way do I go now.

Copyright © 2019 Elsie Hagley

What is Free Verse Poetry? – No limitations – What is the difference between blank verse and free verse? The difference is in the structure. Both blank verse and free verse are free from rhyme scheme. But, whereas blank verse does have a consistent meter, usually iambic pentameter, that creates a du-DUM rhythm effect, free verse is free from both meter and rhyme. It is free from the limitations of verse poetry.

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Double Tetractys Poetry – Cute Circle

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Double Tetractys Poetry – Cute Circle

cute
cygnets
all cuddling
in a circle
grace and beauty, stillness to be enjoyed
their mother, a female swan called a pen
enjoys a break
relaxing
swimming
peace

Copyright © 2019 Elsie Hagley

Double Tetractys is a decastitch (10-line stanza) with an emphasis on the syllabic count of each line.

  • Syllabic count: 1-2-3-4-10-10-4-3-2-1
  • It should express a complete thought and may be on any theme and express any mood.
  • Rhyme is optional.

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Tanka Poetry – Prepare for a Weather Surprise

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Tanka Poetry  – Prepare for a Weather Surprise

sun breaking through clouds

storm approaching from the north

prepare for more rain

a new day brings surprises

the harshness of nature shows

Tanka poetry consists of five units, usually with the following pattern of    5-7-5-7-7 which is syllables.

The first three lines (5/7/5) are the upper phase. This upper stage is where you create an image in your reader’s mind.

The last two lines (7/7) of a Tanka poem are called the lower phase.  The final two lines should express the poet’s ideas about the image that was created in the three lines above.

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