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Monday, December 24, 2012

Arabian Onegin Sonnet


The author assumes the metric and pivotal requirements are the standard for the sonnet.
Onegin is pronouced Oh NAY gin

Rhyme scheme: AaAa BBbb CdC DDd
Meter: Consistent or iambic pentameter
Structure: Two quatrains followed by two tercets with a pivot or volta at line 9 or line 12
End-line Refrain Words

Example Poem:

Touch My Heart     (Arabian Onegin Sonnet)

When I can't touch you just to show my love
I must find other ways I know, my love. 
My acts must speak when pushing comes to shove. 
That sense of loss I must now get ridof. 

An illness causes you to seem remote 
Ignorance let it make me act remote. 
As sense of loss had grabbed me by the throat. 
Your acts of love alone kept me afloat. 

A selfish focus on my loss hid yours, 
and fibromyalgia has no cures. 
I must convince you dear, my love is yours. 

Our music physically was but one realm, 
but we've connected on most every realm. 
We'll let no losses ever overwhelm. 

     © Lawrencealot - December 24, 2012

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JUST NOTED THIS WRITE DOES NOT CONFORM TO SPECS
THE REFRAIN WORDS ARE TO BE IN L1 and L3 a labeled.


Gloria cum Noynoy - Italianic


The PGMA Sonnet was invented by Jose Rizal M. Reyes
on January 28, 2009 named in honor of:

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (born April 5, 1947) is a Filipino politician who served as the 14th President of the Philippines from 2001 to 2010, as the 12th Vice President of the Philippines from 1998 to 2001, and is currently a member of the House of Representatives representing the 2nd District of Pampanga. She was the country's second female president (after Corazón Aquino), and the daughter of former President Diosdado Macapagal.
  

The PGMA rhyme scheme has been renamed Gloria cum Noynoy Italianic rhyme scheme in memory both of Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and her successor Pres. Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III who was her student at Ateneo where she once taught. 
"I named a rhyme scheme jointly for the two Philippine presidents as a statement that it was during their presidency that I wrote my 2154 sonnets."  Jose Rizal M. Reyes
Annotated 12/24/2012


rhyming pattern: abba abba cddc dd

Example Poem:

California Grows Nevada     (PGMA Sonnet)

When California raised the rate at which 
it taxes the "rich" it assured one thing. 
In Nevada, cash registers will ring. 
The small businesses won't just stay and bitch. 

Some are bound to stay; many though will switch 
to states nearby where taxes have less sting. 
These states will see a relative upswing. 
Increasing taxes simply won't enrich. 

Thanks Wilson, for a few more jobs right here
in Nevada; it's appreciated. 
Though Dems seem to think it's complicated, 
it's really not, to me it is quite clear. 

When their quest to tax is finally sated 
We could end-up overpopulated. 

     © Lawrencealot - December 23, 2012


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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Glorionic Sonnet


The Glorionic Sonnet is an invented sonnet form inspired by the writing of John Milton. This is a contest form which has been used by many workshops. Introduced by Gloria Martin in 1976 and found in The Study and Writing of Poetry; American Women Poets Discuss Their Craft, 1983.
The Glorionic Sonnet is:
- a quatorzain made up of an octave and a sestet.
- metric, iambic pentameter.
- rhymed, aabbbccc ddedee.
- composed with the pivot in the declamatory end couplet.

Example Poem:


Stink Outside the Box        (Glorionic Sonnet)

A frequent gas from Fred, who is a Fed,
with flatulence has brought things to a head.
His supervisor's getting many calls
from other workers up and down the halls
of stink and paint now peeling off the walls.
There's no report of rumbling says the bunch,
but only smells to make them lose their lunch.
A reprimand won't work, I have a hunch.

A hostile work environment exists;
it will while his condition still persists.
Here's where compromises tried are bound to fail,
and everybody there is getting pissed.
So folks will not go postal- he must bail.
The feds should let poor Fred deliver mail.

© Lawrencealot - December 22, 2012



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Mason Sonnet


The Mason Sonnet is an invented sonnet form created by American poet Madeline Mason in 1953. It is the rhyme scheme that sets this sonnet apart from others. This was found in the Study and Writing of Poetry; American Women Poets Discuss, 1983 and has been used in workshops 
throughout the US

* a quatorzain made up of a octave and a sestet.
* metered, iambic pentameter.
Rhyme pattern: abcabcbc dbadda
* composed with a pivot developed after the octave.

Example Poem:

Grow up Slowly        (Mason Sonnet)

I like to go to grammas' after school.
I show her what I learned today then play,
or learn a lot of stuff not in a book.
She showed me how to milk a cow. That's cool.
She showed me on the internet today.
But best of all she lets me help her cook!
We made gingerbread cookies; Grandpa took
a lot so I think they turned out okay.

Don't know what I'll  be when my growing's done,
A cook? A fireman? It's too hard to say. 
If you think I change my mind a lot, you'll
be right. My mom says choosing's half the fun.
"Take time to be a  kid and play and run."
Right now that's my grandparent's golden rule.

     © Lawrencealot - December 21, 2012

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

John Tee Sonnet


A Refrain Sonnet
Rhyme Scheme: ABcdefABghijAB.
No meter or line length specified.
Quatorzain with no stanzas.

Example Poem:


A Poet's First Year    ( John Tee Sonnet )

"How was year twenty-twelve"? she asked.
It leaves me richer far in friends.
These friends I've never met, and yet
I've learned from them and shared a bond
that fellow workers never shared.
Their humor, and their pain's been mine.
"How was year twenty-twelve"? she asked.
It leaves me richer far in friends.
They pushed me to exceed my goal
to write a poem a day, and thus
I've built for them a great resource,
for sonnet forms for work and play.
"How was year twenty-twelve"? she asked.
It leaves me richer far in friends.

© Lawrencealot - December 9, 2012

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Canadian Sonnet - Italian Structure


This is a form invented by Jose Rizal M. Reyes of the Philippines
 Unique in  presentation as 2 quatrains + 2 Tercets
Generally Iambic Pentameter
Volta at line 9
Rhyme Scheme: abba cddc eff egg 
Same rhyme pattern as Bowlesian Sonnet.

Example Poem: 

Today's Best     ( Canadian  Sonnet - Italian Structure )

The editor demands my very best
with ocean's depth and pictures for one's mind.
Let waterfalls of syllables combine
while melodies of sounds they manifest.

Just that and nothing less is all that's asked.
The pen is poised and pauses while I think -
perhaps I scratch my beard and sip a drink,
before returning, determined, to my task.

Oh, hell! How often does one sit to write
a piece of crap to merely fill a page?
Real poets don't do that in any age.

We never set out trying to be trite.
Our very best attempt are made in vain
When mind's creative cogs get clogged again.

© Lawrencealot - December 5th, 2012

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

French Canadian Sonnet


This is a form invented by Jose Rizal M. Reyes of the Philippines

2 quatrain + couplet + quatrain
Pentamer or Hexamter
Volta at line 9
Rhyme Scheme: abba cddc ee fggf

Example Poem:

Squawk Talk                        (French Canadian Sonnet)

"I need to have a word with you," the seagull said. 
"You armed with notepad, looking pensively astute." 
"Yes, muse," I mumbled, "go ahead,  you're being cute." 
The seagull squawked and startled me then turned his head. 

"You dolt on doves and rave about the ravens' clout, 
you're high on nightingales, and hummingbirds, and owls. 
You write of raptors' might as they kill birds and fowls 
Yet we're ignored almost. Explain what that's about." 

"Opportunistic, smart, existing everywhere 
with precocial chicks  and flight, why do you care? 

Like man you find your food almost in anyplace, 
and flock with mobbing to dissuade aggressive foes.
You're species' success seems to far outweigh your woes. 
and by the way we do admire your flying grace. 

© Lawrencealot - December 5th, 2012


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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Word Sonnet


Introduced originally in 1985 by New Formalist, American poet Brad Leithauser.
 It has been quite popularized.  I find no formal specifications, so interpret as follows.
Quatorzain
One word per line
Consists of three quatrains plus a couplet
Volta at poets option.
 I feel that to use other than an established sonnet rhyme pattern would be neglect.

Example Poem:


Diligent Shopping  ( Word Sonnet)

Pensive-
good
food
Expensive.

Tasteful
home
grown
unwasteful.

Convenient,
beer
here -
lenient.

But
What?

(c) Lawrencealot - November 18, 2012

Volta at 13 (sneaking into it at 12)


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Germanic Caudated Sonnet


This a form of the super sonnet class invented by
Jose Rizal M. Reyes on June 9, 2009 This is a triple tailed sonnet
abba bccb cddc dd / dee dff dgg
3 quatrains + couplet + 3 tercets
natural place for the volta is line 13, but poet may choose.

Example poem:

Envy then Punish the Rich      (Germanic Caudated Sonnet)

In every age some chosen few have ruled
despite the form of government in place.
Laws are the tools that often bring disgrace
Eventually when power's overruled.

Entrusted senators, to win their race
now tell the public what it wants to hear.
Views shared with some are hushed, but its clear
your wants  will yield to those more highly placed.

Rich men can fund campaigns and make appear
Innumerable chances to obtain
considerable wealth with little pain.
Handshake contracts let fairness disappear.
`
Indeed we viewed the scoundrels with disdain  
no doubt, but set our course to our own gain.

Occupy Wall street  meant that one would train
until they could perform those jobs that paid
real bucks for successful decisions made.

Some joined those rich, and walked in their terrain
and moved their family's fortunes up a rung,
denouncing whining as song to be sung.

Alas our masses want the rich contained;
government must now give punishment to those
employers rising in the path they chose.
*
© Lawrencealot December 1, 2012 
It happens that this poem is also an acrostic sonnet.


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Friday, November 30, 2012

Wyatt/Surrey Sonnet


Although the sonnet began in Italy in the 13th century, Thomas Wyatt 1503-1542, was one of the first English poets to translate and utilize the form. He used thePetrarchan octave but introduced a rhyming couplet at the end of the sestet. His friend the Earl of Surrey also initiated more rhyme.

The Italian form was restricted to 5 rhymes. After Wyatt and Surrey the sonnet could have 7 rhymes. They also shifted the sonnet away from the slightly more intellectual and argumentative Petrarchan form, and gave new importance to the ending, declamatory couplet. This Wyatt/Surrey adaptation of the sonnet has not been officially named, at least I haven't found an assigned designation yet. So for the sake of identification I call it the Wyatt/Surrey Sonnet.

The defining features of the Wyatt/Surrey sonnet are:
a quatorzain, written with a Petrarchan octave followed by an envelope quatrain ending with a rhyming couplet.
metric, primarily iambic pentameter.
the rhyme scheme is abbaabba cddc ee.
it is composed with the volta (non physical gap) or pivot (a shifting or tilting of the main line of thought) sometime after the 2nd quatrain.
distinguished by the declamatory couplet.

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Example poem:


Sentient Sonnet (Wyatt/Surrey Sonnet)

The Petrarchan form stood intellectually
rigid for two hundred years, then it stretched.
Now five rhymes seemed not quite enough, so fetched
a couple more, yawned then moved experientially
away from arguments intolerably
constricted, to a poetry that etched
the notions, bards awaited, hands out-stretched-
to write a lighter sonnet, more flexibly.

For English writing folks this ushered in
the beginning of what has never stopped.
Traditionalists chins had surely dropped.
The morphing form was changing from within.

The purists arch their brows and speak disdain,
But sonnets have transformed and will again.

© Larry Eberhart, aka Lawrencealot, Oct 12, 2012

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Wordsworth Sonnet


The defining features of the Wordsworth Sonnet are:
A quatorzain consisting of: octet  + quatrain + couplet
 metered, iambic pentameter.
rhymed abbaacca dede ff.
it is composed with the pivot or volta in the very last line.

Wordsworth embraced the Miltonic sonnet, but changed the second quatrain rhyme scheme to compensate for fewer rhyming opportunities in the English language.


Example poem:

Tell Me of Your Anger in Whispers (Wordsworth Sonnet)

Should you be moved to speak in anger, dear,
I ask that first you test your words alone.
If anger stems from blunder of my own
You'll want to be assured your meaning's clear.
Harsh words once thrown will travel like a spear.
Is it essential now that blame be found;
will such proceed toward a common ground?
The thoughts that form those words might disappear.

If anger stems from blunders of my own
There's nothing risked delaying words that grate.
I'll be contrite as in the past I've shown
so wait, my love for anger to abate.

My love, use whispers closely late tonight.
And, loving you, I will make it right.

(c) Lawrencealot - May 1, 2012






Visser Sonnet


I am exceptionally glad to add this Sonnet form to my list.
Insofar, as I know it is the only sonnet form to be created by one of the States' Poet Laureates.

Visser Sonnet - Internal rhyme only
Octet + Sestet
-Usually Iambic Pentameter
Rhyme scheme (internal only)    abbaabba cdecde
Originated by Audrae Visser,
Poet laureate of S. Dakota, 1974-2001

I found no specific column mandated for the internal rhyme
Apparently Volta is up to the poet.


Example Poem:
With Hidden Rhyme     (Visser Sonnet)

A Visser Sonnet may be hard to find,
or recognize when you do, for the rhyme
is hidden from your view except when read
aloud, then it will play.  It's internal
and nicely tucked away inside each line.
It could be blank verse too, if iams rule,
for while that form if true, denies end-rhyme
it's mute about the way one  acts inside.

Yet Visser earned our praise as she was South
Dakota's poet queen- well, laureate,
the only one of such to make this mark.
Let us our glasses raise in toast and write
a sonnet now to bring this latent form
to life and add a touch of difference.

© Lawrencealot - November 2, 2012


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Vaughanet


Rhymes with "bonnet" and "sonnet".
A variation of the English sonnet.
It makes some use of near or half rhyme (the first poet in the English language
to use this was the metaphysical poet, Henry Vaughan) but its main innovation is
that it has what normally is the final couplet coming after the first quatrain,
in the 5th and 6th lines.

Example Poems:

Chipmonk Bouquet















I love my Tess, I love my Tess, I do. 
I must confess it is sweet Tess, I crave. 
She rubbed my nose so I suppose love's true. 
She's crazy over flowers, she does rave. 

   "The flower power is most sensual. 
   But neat- it is; they're sweet and edible."

So what we'll do- if fine with you- I say- 
Is place my face right here with baby breath. 
to frame my fame in cellophane bouquet. 
She'll giggle, laugh or else be scared to death. 

But she's the one, I want to share my nuts. 
She's cute, a beauty really with filled cheeks. 
I need to succeed; no ifs ands or buts. 
If this works fine she will be mine for keeps. 

(c) Lawrencealot - April 23, 2012

Author's notes:  I have written three of these, on the first I forgot near rhyme,
on the next, I missed the volta. So I switched to whimsey.


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abab cc dede fgfg

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tuckerman’s Sonnet


Tuckerman’s Sonnet – abbabcab adeced
 or abbabcba bdeced

Example Poem:

Tell Me of Your Anger in Whispers (Tuckerman Sonnet)

A silence is most fine thing when irate. 
I'll want to help resolve most any plight. 
If I have blundered then I'll be contrite. 
Emotions can cause words to over state 
But calm approaches help keep troubles slight. 
Attack invokes defense without much thought. 
It's wise of you my dear, therefore, to wait, 
We want to solve a problem, not to fight. 

With cause to pause and think, I shall relate. 
So hold those words for later; don't despair 
for now. Wait 'til your anger can abate. 
Use dulcet tones to reap the goal now sought. 
I'll listen, think, and I'll appreciate. 
Speak whispers, lying close- and I'll be caught. 

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Tirrell Sonnet


Tirrell Sonnet was invented by R.L. Leonard, aka Tirrell

A quatrazain of two couplets enveloping two tercets enveloping a quatrain.
Meter and voltra are at the poet's discretion.

Rhyme Scheme: A1A2 bcb cddc bcb A2A1






Write a Tirrellet Sonnet

This line demands your very, very best.
These words encompass and corral the rest.

Like onion layers one upon the next
the couplets backed up by the tercet pair
are cover for the most important text.

It may not be a rhyme that rings most rare,
it's just the core of what's a Tirrellet.
a brand new form that A.P. won't forget,
invented here for poets everywhere.

An autologic poem just reflects
the manner followed to the end; we're there
now, when we gets the first two lines annexed

These words encompass and corral the rest.
This line demands your very, very best.

© Larry Eberhart, aka, Lawrencealot Oct. 15, 2012

Trinidad Sonnet



4 tercets + couplet
Generally Iambic Pentameter
Volta at or following line 9
4 tercets + couplet
First and seventh lines compose ending couplet
Rhyme Scheme:  Aba cbc Ded fef AD
This is a form invented by Jose Rizal M. Reyes of the Philippines


Example Poem:

Hope for the Winners      (Trinidad Sonnet)

The race is being run without a doubt.
The rules are changing yet corruption rules.
In every project gov'mint talks about.

Yet private enterprise and science still
will surge ahead with heat that seldom cools,
increasing benefits that awe and thrill.

The gifts we'll see ahead will be profound.
Will joys and health alone prevent  a rage
against the plutocratic greed that's found?

A radical religion may bring hell
to Earth.  A clash, if hatred comes of age
could cost a billion lives before we're well.

The race is being run without a doubt.
The gifts we'll see ahead will be profound.


© Lawrencealot - November 1, 2012


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Triolet Sonnet


2 sestets + couplet (8-syllable lines)
Rhyme Scheme:  ABaAab ABaAab AB


Example Poem:

Neighbor's Aria  (Triolet Sonnet)

I was hapless and homeless bound
but a neighbor gave me a lift.
No cash for an apartment found.
I was hapless and homeless bound.
He swiftly extended a sound
civil plan to a lad adrift.

I was hapless and homeless bound
but a neighbor gave me a lift.
A storage shed had room he found.
I was hapless and homeless bound
but in the shed a couch was found.
"You'll clean it up, so it's no gift."

I was hapless and homeless bound
but a neighbor gave me a lift.

© Larry Eberhart, aka, Lawrencealot - Oct 16,2012


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Tory Hexatet Sonnet


This is a sonnet form created byVictoria Sutton aka PassionsPromise
and name by Larry Eberhart, aka Lawrencealot

Octet + couplet + quatrain
ababcdcd ee ffgg 
first eight lines, 12 syllables,
couplet- eight syllables-
last four lines, 12 syllables
14 lines total, rhyme scheme and syllable count showed above.
the couplet, being the "changing point" -makes a direct statement and
could be read by itself-
ex.  when the mind becomes a tight rope
       heartfelt dreams fall from lack of hope.
Turning point is optional.


Example poems:


Just Makin' Hay

Three guys wouldn't touch me until I turned eight-teen.
Although my virgin license long ago expired.
The young bucks were delighted with a teeny queen.
The mature men I seek deem legal age required.
Yesterday, I told the young pups to all get lost.
They can find another or handle it by hand.
I'm only doing men now who can bear the cost.
With my young age and figure, much I can command.
     
         "Do while time bides your very whim.
           Shine.  Don't put your life-lights on dim."

I figure five years dishing sex and lust and praise.
will adequately prepare me for courting days.
I'll write, and go to school and date without tensions
that I'm confronting as youth with my dimensions.


This is a Parody of Just Another Day
                by PassionsPromise

I have copied the poem below for you convenience

Just Another Day

Thanks to those who remembered June 16, the day
I was born in Ft. Hood Texas, for all to see.
This life, one hell of a journey, burning away
all that was held close to the heart and soul of me.
Yesterday, I watched the day roll by, many tears
shed as faces without distinction waved their hand.
There were no birthday candles, no white cake, just fears
who is who and what is what, a heavy demand
        "when the mind becomes a tight rope
        heartfelt dreams fall from lack of hope..."
Just wishing the stars carried more power and praise
to strengthen this worn woman through demanding days.
Yet, one more year has come and gone, you remembered
the love of Tory before life had her dismembered.



ababcdcdeeffgg

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Terza Rima or Diaspora Sonnet


The Terza Rima or Diaspora Sonnet, appeared in England in the 19th century. It makes use of the interweaving pattern and forward movement of the Italian Terza Rima. This variation of the sonnet is written in tercets with an interlocking rhyme scheme and concludes with a refrain or invocation in the form of a heroic couplet.

The defining features of the Terza Rima Sonnet are:
• a quatorzain, made up of 4 tercets and concluding with a rhyming couplet.
• metric, iambic pentameter.
• composed with a volta (a non physical gap) or pivot (a shifting or tilting of the main line of thought) sometime after the 2nd tercet.
• similar to the Spenserian Sonnet in which the poem progresses forward developing the metaphor, conflict, idea or question. The epiphany of the poem arrives logically in the couplet.
• rhymed with up to 6 rhymes with an interlocking rhyme scheme is
 aba bcb cdc ded ff.
• written so that the concluding rhyming couplet serves as a refrain or invocation.

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The first specifications I used and have posted above were from
http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?showtopic=1043

The following I am adding on 10/05/12, as al alternative for I am suspect we shall find both versions
in the field.

Although purists state all sonnets should be Iambic Pentameter, any meter or line length may be used, as long as all the lines are of the same length and meter.
The rhyme scheme is that line 2 of each stanza rhymes with lines 1 and 3 of the following stanza, creating an interlocking pattern. In the final stanza, both lines rhyme with line 2 of the preceding tercet.
The Terza Rima sonnet has the following rhyme scheme,
A1. b. A2... b. c. b... c. d. c... d. a. d... A1. A2.

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Example Poem:

Tell Me of Your Anger in Whispers (Terza Rima Sonnet)


Should you be moved to speak in anger, dear,
I ask that first you test your words alone.
You'll want to be assured your meaning's clear.

If anger stems from blunder of my own
You know that my concern will be repair.
Let's neither utter words we can't disown.

Be sure the words you say are truly fair.
Mistakes may not be cause for placing blame.
Delay harsh words, then later clear the air.

The words when heated likely will inflame
response I'd never give with common thought.
you know your dulcet tones will win the game.

My love, use whispers closely late tonight.
I love you, honey; I will make it right.


(c) Lawrencalot - September 25, 2012



A1bA2 bcb cdc dad A1A2 or  aba bcb cdc ded ff

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tet Zayin Sonnet



The Tet Zayin Sonnet was created by Amera M. Andersen.  Tet Zayin is the Hebrew number 16      
A new Form with a strict structure it does not have to be iambic. It has 16 lines or four quatrains.      
Rhyme Scheme: Aabb bbcc ccdd ddaA          

Rhyme Scheme: Aabb bbcc ccdd ddaA          
S1=11 syllables      
S2=9 syllables    
S3=9 syllables    
S4 =11 syllables    
Last line is the same as first.      

or:    

S1=11 syllables      
S2=9 syllables    
S3=11 syllables    
S4 =9 syllables    
Last line is the same as first.


Example Poem:

Tell Me of Your Anger in Whispers (Tet Zayin Sonnet)

Persuade and convince with whispers in the night.
Speaking out in anger is apt to incite,
invoking defensive fight.  One should just wait,
make sure their words are clear; let anger abate.

An angry start assures a debate
Let's solve the problem, not aggravate.
Harsh words once tossed out, fly like a spear.
You want concurrence, it would appear,

so wait and let anger disappear.
You convince me best when you are near.
If angered by blunder of my own
once I understand I will atone.

Between you and I no harsh words need be thrown
for granting joy to you, increases my own.
Tranquil ev'ning musings always turn out right.
Persuade and convince with whispers in the night.

(c) Lawrencealot - June, 2012


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Tennyson-Turner’s Sonnet


Charles Tennyson-Turner’s Sonnet

Rhyme scheme: abab  cdcd  effe  fe
Meter: Consistent or iambic pentameter
Structure: Three quatrains and a resolving couplet



Tell Me of Your Anger in Whispers (Tennyson-Turner Sonnet)

Should you be moved to speak in anger, dear,
I ask that first you test your words alone.
You'll want to be assured your meaning's clear.
If anger stems from blunder of my own.

If meaning's very clear, then is it fair?
Is it essential now that blame be found?
Are these first words intended to repair?
will such proceed toward a common ground?

Perhaps, the words should simply disappear
for now, until your anger can abate.
There's nothing risked delaying words that grate.
Unleashed, harsh words will travel like a spear.

Soft words at night do share a common trait-
they urge me to make problems disappear.

(c) Larencealot - May, 2012



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Swannet


This form whilst not the creation of the Canadian poet, Gloria Carpenter, it has become her trademark being used in conjunction with her elemental and avian photo studies in British Columbia.
It is a straight forward form comprising of 3 envelope stanzas and a couplet.
The rhyme scheme is .A1. b. b. A2... c. d. d. c... e. f. f. e... A1. A2.
The meter is not specified but is usualy tetrameter or pentameter.


Example Poem:

Tell Me of Your Anger in Whispers (Swannet )

When you are angry, words should be deferred. 
If anger stems from blunder of my own 
I'll not be defensive to quiet tone. 
A voice in dulcet tones is much preferred.

Perhaps, the words should simply disappear 
for now, until your anger can abate. 
There's nothing risked delaying words that grate. 
Unleashed, harsh words will travel like a spear.

We're lovers so we want to get this right. 
If you should softly speak of your despair 
I will want to facilitate repair. 
My love, use whispers closely late tonight.

When you are angry, words should be deferred. 
A voice in dulcet tones is much preferred. 

(c) Lawrencealot - November, 2012


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Super Sonnet


This is any Iambic pentameter set of 4 to 8 quatrains ending with a couplet.
The Poet may choose any rhyme scheme.
xxxx xxxx xxxx … xxxx xx


Example Poem:

(Note: that this poem is an Acrostic.  The supersonnet form was chosen
 because it had the correct number of lines and spacing for the characters needed.)

Tell Them They Like It

The crowd was an avalanche coming in.
Event promotion: a circus it seemed.
Less time was spent preparing, staff was thin.
Leaving unspent coupons was quite undreamed.

The parking lot was now afloat with cars.
Hello! The drunks are falling out of bars
Especially to see the dancing girls
Machine precisioned bonnets hid their curls.

The stock boys were an army through the store.
Here stands the boss, a monument to glitz.
Employees hide their hair more than their tits.
You know which stumbling drunks want to see more.

Liquor, and candy-canes donned cloaks of foil.
Instant rebates were blooming on each aisle.
Kiosk sales pitches bubbled to a boil.
E-mail and flyer ads made shoppers smile.

Inventory flew through door through the night,.
This all because the voting turned out right.



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Spenserian Sonnet


A variation the English form is the Spenserian sonnet,
named after Edmund Spenser (c.1552–1599) in which the rhyme scheme is,
abab, bcbc, cdcd, ee
In a Spenserian sonnet there does not appear to be a requirement that the
initial octave set up a problem that the closing sestet answers, as is the
case with a Petrarchan sonnet.
Instead, the form is treated as three quatrains connected by the
interlocking rhyme scheme and followed by a couplet.
The linked rhymes of his quatrains suggest the linked rhymes of such
Italian forms as terza rima.


Poem Example:

Tell Me of Your Anger in Whispers (Spenserian Sonnet)

Should you be moved to speak in anger dear
I ask that first you test your words alone.
You'll want to be assured your meaning's clear.
Sometimes context will change with spoken tone.

If anger stems from blunders of my own
There's nothing risked delaying words that grate.
I'll be contrite as in the past I've shown
so wait, my love for anger to abate.

In calmness we can set the record straight
I think harsh words will simply disappear
when dulcet tones from you do emanate.
Your goal will be achieved I think, my dear.

My love, use whispers closely late tonight.
I love you, honey; I will make it right.

(c) Lawrencealot - March, 2012



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Slide Sonnet


The Slide Sonnet is created be Victoria Sutton aka "PassionsPromise."  
Like most sonnets, it has 14 lines. 
It is composed with eight syllables to each line. 
The first half of the first line of each stanza “slides” 
to the last half of the third line, 
creating a unique poetic repetition.  
The rhyme scheme may be “aabb ccdd eeff gg” 
or “abab cdcd efef gg” or abba cddc effe gg"


Tell Me of Your Anger in Whispers (Slide Sonnet)

If you should speak in anger, dear, 
first speak where only you can hear 
then speak softly if you should speak 
Good results come from this technique. 

If meaning's clear, is message fair? 
Are words intended to repair, 
if so, they will if meaning's clear 
for your goals are mine too my dear.

The words can wait, while anger cools 
and then converse when reason rules. 
I will be here, the words can wait.
You views I will appreciate. 

Use whispers closely late tonight. 
And honey I will make it right. 

aabb ccdd eeff gg  or abab cdcd efef gg or abba cddc effe gg


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Sicilian Sonnet



FORM :

octave + sestet
* volta (pivot) in line 9
* written in iambic pentameter
* rhyme scheme abababab cdccdc  or abababab cdecde


Example Poem:

Tell Me of Your Anger in Whispers       (Sicilian Sonnet)

Should you be moved to speak in anger dear,
I ask that first you test your words alone.
If I have blundered then I will want to hear
but will not gain from harshness in your tone.
Such words once thrown will travel like a spear
We've both before said words we can't disown.
You'll want to make sure that your meaning's clear;
an err unsaid leaves nothing to atone.

So hold those words for later; don't despair,
there's nothing risked delaying words that grate.
My love, use whispers closely late tonight.
I'll listen to your words- you know I'm fair.
So love, allow your anger to abate.
I love you dearly; I will make it right.


© Lawrencealot - June 21, 2013

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Shadow Sonnet


Created by Amera Anderson
May be written in any sonnet style. The Shadow takes place at the beginning and ending of each line as the words are identical or homophonic words or
their derivatives.
14 lines
Should have a volta or pivot (if original form does)
Iambic pentameter is not necessary

Example Poem:

Tell Me of Your Anger in Whispers    (Shadow Sonnet)

Speak not in anger, though mad when you speak.
Compose yourself then attempt to compose
phrases defining call to act, phrases
filled not with blame, but requests I can fill.

Partners resolve issues when as partners
they proceed- each understanding that they
own both messages, not merely their own.
I want my final words to be, "Aye aye."

Wait while upsets subside. It's worth the wait.
Care taken framing talk is proof you care.
Help smoothing objections is a big help
solving any problem which we must solve.

Nighttime brings closeness with romance of night.
Whispered concerns vanish with a whisper.

(c) Lawrencealot - March 30, 2012

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Sestina Sonnet

The Sestina Sonnet is written in ten-syllable lines(usually iambic pentameter) and is structured with three stanzas; three quatrains(four-line stanzas) and a concluding couplet(a two-line stanza). The interesting thing about the Sestina Sonnet is that it actually doesn't rhyme. It retains the Sestina qualities by repeating the end-words of lines throughout the piece.

The four words that end the lines of the first stanza, end the lines of the other two stanzas, in a different order each time. The last stanza, uses two of those words per line, with one in the middle and one at the end of the line.

Example Poem:

Tell Me of Your Anger in Whispers (Sestina Sonnet)

Don't start a message with an angry word
for voice will carry tones that are not right
for saying what is needed to be heard.
An angry start can last until the night.

Daytime travails get pushed away at night
and 'ere we sleep all problems should be heard.
Tell me I've goofed without an angry word.
We'll fix it, regardless of who is right.

Experience shows that you're usually right
unless you misunderstood deed or word.
A certain magic when we talk at night
yields solutions from voices that are heard.

You will be heard and things will work out right.
Tell me at night by way of whispered word.

(c) Lawrencealot - November 7, 2012


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In previous examples I have show most set for Iambic so let's be different here.







Saraband Sonnet- Spanish Style


tercet + quatrain + tercet + quatrain
Four stanzas
Volta at Line 8

Stanza 1 a tercet, rhyme axa or aaa

Stanza 2 a quatrain, any quatrain form or rhyme
The stanza forms may be mixed
Note my lables and templates do not consider mixed forms.

  • English: abab or abcb
  • Italian: baab
  • Spanish: bcbc
  • French: bbcc


Stanza 3 a tercet, same tercet form as stanza 1
a sonnet with a French tercet requires
line 2 of both tercets to rhyme.

Stanza 4 a quatrain, any quatrain form and
rhyme
Any metrical foot
Any metrical line
Some authorities insist on eight syllables but this is not cut and dried
Rhyme scheme: depends on the form chosen.
The volta the first line of the second tercet.


aaa bcbc aaa bcbc
axa bcbc axa bcbc


 Example Poem:

Tell Me of Your Anger in Whispers (Sarabande Sonnet)

If you should speak in anger, dear
first speak where only you can hear
to be assured your meaning's clear.

If meaning's clear then is it fair?
is blame essential to be found?
Are words intended to repair,
and will they guide toward common ground?

Perhaps they ought to disappear
until your anger is not here,
for thrown, they travel like a spear.

The ripples spread out everywhere.
Use whispers closely, late tonight.
Just say you're angry- for I care.
And honey I will make it right.

(c) Lawrencealot






Visual Template:  (Early on I found the spelling shown below, but have intentionally chose to opt for the more commonly found "Saraband".



Sarabande Sonnet- Italian Style


tercet + quatrain + tercet + quatrain
Four stanzas
Volta at Line 8

Stanza 1 a tercet, rhyme axa or aaa

Stanza 2 a quatrain, any quatrain form or rhyme
The stanza forms may be mixed
 Note: My labels and template do NOT consider any form mixing.

  • English: abab or abcb
  • Italian: baab
  • Spanish: bcbc
  • French: bbcc



Stanza 3 a tercet, same tercet form as stanza 1
a sonnet with a French tercet requires
line 2 of both tercets to rhyme.

Stanza 4 a quatrain, any quatrain form and rhyme

  • Any metrical foot
  • Any metrical line
  • Some authorities insist on eight syllables but this is not cut and dried

  • Rhyme scheme: depends on the form chosen.

The volta the first line of the second tercet.

aaa baab aaa baab
axa baab axa baab



Example Poem:

I have no Example Poem yet, Please Feel Free to send me one.

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Saraband Sonnet - French Style


tercet + quatrain + tercet + quatrain
Four stanzas
Volta at Line 8

Stanza 1 a tercet, rhyme axa or aaa

Stanza 2 a quatrain, any quatrain form or rhyme
The stanza forms may be mixed
 Note: My labels and template do NOT consider any form mixing.

  • English: abab or abcb
  • Italian: baab
  • Spanish: bcbc
  • French: bbcc
  • Any metrical foot
  • Any metrical line
  • Some authorities insist on eight syllables but this is not cut and dried


Stanza 3 a tercet, same tercet form as stanza 1
a sonnet with a French tercet requires
line 2 of both tercets to rhyme.

Stanza 4 a quatrain, any quatrain form and rhyme
Rhyme scheme: depends on the form chosen.
The volta the first line of the second tercet. 

aaa bbcc aaa bbcc
aza bbcc aza bbcc  
I have used the "z" letter to indicate the lines must rhyme with each other, but may have any value, including "a thru c".


Example Poem:

I have no Example Poem yet, Please Feel Free to send me one.


Visual Template:  (Early on I found the spelling shown below, but have intentionally chose to opt for the more commonly found "Saraband".


Saraband Sonnet - English Style


tercet + quatrain + tercet + quatrain
Four stanzas
Volta at Line 8

Stanza 1 a tercet, rhyme axa or aaa

Stanza 2 a quatrain, any quatrain form or rhyme
The stanza forms may be mixed
 Note: My labels and template do NOT consider any form mixing.

  • English: abab or abcb
  • Italian: baab
  • Spanish: bcbc
  • French: bbcc


Stanza 3 a tercet, same tercet form as stanza 1
a sonnet with a French tercet requires
line 2 of both tercets to rhyme.

Stanza 4 a quatrain, any quatrain form and rhyme

  • Any metrical foot
  • Any metrical line
  • Some authorities insist on eight syllables but this is not cut and dried

Rhyme scheme: depends on the form chosen.
The volta the first line of the second tercet.


Example Poem:

I have no Example Poem yet, Please Feel Free to send me one.


aaaababaaaabab, aaaababaaaabcb, axaababaxaabab, axaababaxaabcb, aaaabcbaaaabab, aaaabcbaaaabcb, axaabcbaxaabab, axaabcbaxaabcb

Visual Template:  (Early on I found the spelling showne below, but have intentionally chose to opt for the more commonly found "Saraband".



Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sapphic Ode Sonnet

NOTE: This is admittedly and intentionally not the formal Sapphic Verse.
When I found this construct I did not capture the creator's name, and now that I am making the forms public, I would very much like to provide attribution.  If anyone can help it will be added with appreciation.


3 quatrains composed of 3 lines of iambic  tetrameter
   and a 4th line of iambic dimeter,
closing couplet in iambic tetrameter
Rhyme Scheme: abab cdcd efef gg



Example Poem:

Seasoned Harvest (Sapphic Ode Sonnet)

We gamboled through the summer hay-
alfalfa growing green and tall
enough to hide in anyway,
when we were small.

I had no sibling, nor did she
and neighbors weren't  that near those days.
We'd languor in the apple tree
those summer days.

She grew up lithe and comely yet
while I was craggy faced and shy
through school she did not once forget
I was her guy.

When I asked she did not demure;
"Me, marry you?"she said, "Why sure."

© Lawrencealot - Oct. 18, 2012



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Rubaiyat Sonnet


The original Rubia came from Persia.
Consisting of four lines (quatrain), that can be
of tetrameter or pentameter form.
Rhyming: aaba, bbcb, ccac, aa
There isn't any mention iambs in this form of sonnet. 

Example Poem:
Finish in Glee

Rise up- find the child within
She can play without chagrin.
She has shared you long with me
Let her play with us begin.

Let my child within be free
to reflect with company,
aged but still embracing schemes.
Anxious now for what we'll see.

Serious jobs done now it seems.
Let's now play with mind's own dreams.
We can be silly now and enjoy
watching views of life's extremes.

Hidden by convention's din
shines undimmed to child within.

(c) Lawrencealot - September 22, 2012


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