Whittled Words – Decima Poem

In Puerto Rico and other parts of Latin America, the decima is often sung and improvised. Those who write and perform decimas are known as decimistas or deimeros.

Whittled Words – Trimeric Poem

I’ve really been having fun trying out new (to me) poetic forms recently, but I think the trimeric may be one of my favorites.

Whittled Words – Rondeau Poem

As with other French forms, there is an element of rhyming and repetition in the Rondeau. In fact, the Rondeau is related to the triolet–one of my favorites.

Whittled Words – Streetbeatina Poem

What makes this form both a challenge to write and uniquely different from other forms is that the first syllable of the first line is repeated as the second syllable in the second line, the third syllable of the third line and so on, the repetition of the sound of the syllable at precise intervals providing the poem with a natural beat and musicality.

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 – Haibun Poem

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

Whittled Words – Cywydd Losgyrnog Poem

The most difficult part about this form may be the spelling of the name.

Whittled Words – Triolet Poem

If you have ever had just a great line or two that you hoped to build into a poem, this is a form that offers an outlet in repetition.

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 – 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.


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