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 – Ae Freislighe Poem

I think part of the reason I find Irish forms so difficult is that the rhymes can be so intense, and that is definitely the case with the Ae Freislighe (pronounced – ay fresh-lee).

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 – 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.

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 – 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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