Whittled Words – Terzanelle Poem

What do you get when you mix two super popular Italian poetic forms, specifically the terza rima and villanelle?

Whittled Words – Rhupunt Poem

The rhupunt has some variability to it, but also some rigid rules as well.

Are You Not My Brother?

How is it the color of one’s skin,
Somehow defines what is held within…

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!

Fish on Main Street

We leave behind all the shops lining Main Street,
Let the newcomers shop as we beat our retreat.

Whittled Words – Haibun Poem

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

Whittled Words – Ottava Rima Poem

With an Italian origin, the earliest known use of the ottava rima poetry form dates back to the fourteenth century, when the form was introduced into the Italian literary scene by poet Giovanni Boccaccio.

Whittled Words – Strambotto Poem

Some of these forms are older than others, and the strambotto traces back to the 13th century. This Italian form known as ottava siciliana (Sicilian octave) or strambotto popolare was the preferred form in Southern Italy…

Whittled Words – Curtal Sonnet

So, now that we have learned that sonnets are a 14-line poetic form, let’s look at the only variation I have found that breaks the mold.

My Lullaby

Though our lips have never met,
I have kissed you a million times,
For each time that I have slept,
I partake of you in my mind.

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.

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

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