Whittled Words – Magic 9 Poem

The Magic 9 is a newer form and relatively unknown. In fact, I couldn’t find a creator of the form, though it appears to have been inspired by a poet misspelling the word ‘abracadabra’.

Whittled Words – Clogyrnach Poem

Clogyrnach is a Welsh poetic meter that falls under the poetic form of odes. Clogyrnach are composed of any number of 6-line stanzas.

Whittled Words – Landay Poem

The Landay is a variable length form based off a couplet, which means the poem could be as concise as two lines or run on for several pages. The form most likely originated with nomads in the area of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.

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 – Catena Rondo Poem

He took the name from ‘catena’, which means chain, and connected it with ‘rondo’, which means circle. And the poem is a bit of a ‘chain circle’, because of its intense repetition within stanzas and within the poem as a whole.

Whittled Words – Rondel Poem

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

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 – 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 – Interlocking Rubaiyat

…one of my all-time favorite poems, ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,’ by Robert Frost, executes interlocking rubaiyat to perfection.

Whittled Words – Rondel Poem

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

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