Whittled Words – Cyrch A Chwta Poem

As you might guess from the name, Cyrch A Chwta is a Welsh poetic form. And like many Welsh forms, this poem involves both end rhymes and internal (or cross) rhymes.

Whittled Words – Found Poem

Found poetry is all about taking words not originally meant to be a poem (as they originally appeared) and turning those words into a poem anyway.

Whittled Words – Imayo Poem

The imayo is a 4-line Japanese poem that has 12 syllables in each line.

Reflected Words

Trickery in played part,
When East becomes West…

Whittled Words – Luc Bat Poem

The Luc Bat is a Vietnamese poetic form that means “six-eight.” In fact, the poem consists of alternating lines of six and eight syllables.

Whittled Words – Haibun Poem

The haibun is the combination of two poems: a prose poem and haiku.

Whittled Words – Stornello Poem

The stornello is an Italian tercet (or 3-line stanza) form with 11 syllables per line and an AAA end rhyme.

Whittled Words – Tricube Poem

Unlike the many classical forms we have already covered in this series, the Tricube is a newer form and relatively unknown. Plus, it is fun and easy to learn.

Whittled Words – Monotetra Poem

Personally, I like the rhyme scheme and the repetitive final line of each stanza. I also appreciate the flexibility of this form in terms of how long or short the poem can be.

Whittled Words – Seguidilla Poem

Seguidilla is one of those poetic forms that started off as a song before eventually settling on an established poetic form.

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