Part of my Poetry Challenge. A monody is a poem lamenting the death of another. Continue reading
Next in my Poetry Challenge. Lanturnes are 5-lined poems designed to look like a Japanese lanturn, with a syllable count of 1, 2, 3, 4, 1.
Your desire and
At my mercy,
Save you from
The sting of my
Yet another part of my Poetry Challenge.
Epigrams are short satirical poems ending with either a humorous retort or a stinging punchline. Most commonly written as a couplet: a pair of rhymed lines with the same meter.
It’s easy to wallow in guilt and fear
When viewing the world through a shattered mirror.
Part of my Poetry Challenge. A diamante is a 7-lined poem set up in a diamond shape.
Line 1: Noun or subject
Line 2: Two adjectives describing noun/subject
Line 3: Three –ing words describing noun/subject
Line 4: Four words—two about noun/subject, two about antonym
Line 5: Three –ing words about antonym
Line 6: Two adjectives describing antonym
Line 7: Antonym
Struggling, fighting, suffering
Beaten, broken, defeated, surrendered
Melting, dreaming, yearning
Part of my Poetry Challenge. A clerihew is a comic verse consisting of two couplets with the rhyming scheme AABB, usually about a person/character named within the first rhyme.
Poor little sub
Needs a gentle rub
The whip was so unkind
To his battered, bruised behind