Whittled Words – Rime Couee Poem

The Rime Couee is a French poetic form that uses six-line stanzas with a 3-part rhyme scheme and variable line lengths. 

Whittled Words – Roundelay Poem

Technically, the roundelay is any simple lyric poem that uses a refrain…

Forever Song

It seems like so long ago,
Since hallowed earth,
Robed you in finality…

Whittled Words – Rimas Dissolutas Poem

Another French troubadouric form, popular with 12th and 13th century poets, Rimas Dissolutas is a poem that rhymes and does not rhyme.

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.

My Two Hands

The air hangs like a traitor,
Motionless and well dead,
A raucous silence…

Soap Bubbles

Thin spheres stretched,
Adrift to whim,
Delicate dance…

Whittled Words – Imayo Poem

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

Renew

I must purge,
Throw off the negative,
In a shuffling of the mind…

Whittled Words – Madrigal Poem

The madrigal originated as an Italian form, as a pastoral song.

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