It’s Not Me, It’s You

Just simple words from an even simpler man

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 – 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 – Rispetto Poem

A rispetto is a very old Italian poetic form and its age has spawned many definitions, but the two most common variations are these:

Whittled Words – Curtal Sonnet

Gerard Manley Hopkins invented the curtal sonnet in the 19th century.

Soap Bubbles

Thin spheres stretched,
Adrift to whim,
Delicate dance…

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 – Diamante Poem

This is a simple, quick, and fun exercise of word association in poetic form. Give it a try and release your inner poet!

Whittled Words – Rondel Poem

Rondel is a French poetic form composed of 13 lines in 3 stanzas that incorporates refrains.

Flannel with Faith

Embracing imperfection with faith, flannel, & fresh air

JaZzArt en València

Faith saved us from the savages that we were, losing faith makes us savages again

Suicide Squeeze

Often Misunderstood

The Poetorium at Starlite

An Open Mic & Poetry Show

Rtistic

I speak my heart out.

Harley Reborn

♠️Rip It Up & Start Again♥️

D.C. Gilbert

Award-winning Author, Veteran

Rum and Robots

We Survived and Arrived - Now as Warriors We Thrive

I didn't have my glasses on....

A trip through life with fingers crossed and eternal optimism.

Perception

A journey into the labyrinth of my sceptical mind.

Pete Springer

Passionate Teacher and Future Children's Author