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Invented Poetry Forms:

  bullet   The 7/5 Trochee
  bullet   A L'Arora
  bullet   Alliterisen
  bullet   The Alouette
  bullet   The Blitz Poem
  bullet   The Brevette
  bullet   Cascade
  bullet   Christ-in-a-Rhyme
  bullet   CinqTroisDecaLa
  bullet   Clarity Pyramid
  bullet   Constanza
  bullet   Con-Verse
  bullet   The Compound Word Verse
  bullet   Decuain
  bullet   Diatelle
  bullet   Duo-rhyme
  bullet   Epulaeryu
  bullet   Essence
  bullet   The Florette
  bullet   The Florette #2
  bullet   Grá Reformata
  bullet   Jeffreys Sonnet
  bullet   Joseph's Star
  bullet   Harrisham Rhyme
  bullet   HexSonnetta
  bullet   Inverted Refrain
  bullet   LaCharta
  bullet   LaJemme
  bullet   La'libertas
  bullet   Lannet
  bullet   La'ritmo
  bullet   La’Tuin
  bullet   Lauranelle
  bullet   Lento
  bullet   Licentia Rhyme Form
  bullet   Line Messaging
  bullet   Loop Poetry
  bullet   Mini-monoverse
  bullet   Memento
  bullet   The Mirror Sestet
  bullet   Mirrored Refrain
  bullet   Monchielle
  bullet   Monotetra
  bullet   Musette
  bullet   Nove Otto
  bullet   Octameter
  bullet   Octain Refrain
  bullet   Octelle
  bullet   Oddquain
  bullet   Paradelle
  bullet   Parallelogram de Crystalline
  bullet   The Pictorial
  bullet   Pleiades
  bullet   Puente
  bullet   Quadrilew
  bullet   RemyLa Rhyme Form
  bullet   Rictameter
  bullet   Shadow Sonnet
  bullet   Spirit’s Vessel
  bullet   Staccato
  bullet   Swap Quatrain
  bullet   Synchronicity
  bullet   The Tableau
  bullet   Tri-fall
  bullet   Trijan Refrain
  bullet   Trilonnet
  bullet   Trinet
  bullet   Triquain
  bullet   Triquatrain
  bullet   Triquint
  bullet   Trois-par-Huit
  bullet   Trolaan
  bullet   Vers Beaucoup
  bullet   Villonnet
  bullet   Wrapped Refrain
  bullet   Wrapped Refrain #2
  bullet   ZaniLa Rhyme

The Blitz Poem

The Blitz Poem, a poetry form created by Robert Keim.

This form of poetry is a stream of short phrases and images with repetition and rapid flow.

Begin with one short phrase, it can be a cliché. Begin the next line with another phrase that begins with the same first word as line 1. The first 48 lines should be short, but at least two words.

The third and fourth lines are phrases that begin with the last word of the 2nd phrase, the 5th and 6th lines begin with the last word of the 4th line, and so on, continuing, with each subsequent pair beginning with the last word of the line above them, which establishes a pattern of repetition.

Continue for 48 total lines with this pattern, And then the last two lines repeat the last word of line 48, then the last word of line 47.

The title must be only three words, with some sort of preposition or conjunction joining the first word from the third line to the first word from the 47th line, in that order.

There should be no punctuation. When reading a BLITZ, it is read very quickly, pausing only to breathe.

Example #1:
Bucket of Poetry

Kick the can
Kick the bucket
Bucket of chum
Bucket of worms
Worms in dirt
Worms in my brain
Brains in my head
Brains in my book
Book of lies
Book of secrets
Secrets in the chambers of the human heart
Secrets in the diary of my teenage sister
Sister of mercy
Sister in a habit
Habit of swearing
Habit of smoking
Smoking gun
Smoking outside
Outside of the box
Outside of what is normal
Normal people
Normal days
Days and nights
Days upon days
Days of storms
Days of no power
Power to the people
Power over people
People who need people
People on the streets
Streets of Philadelphia
Street sweeping
Sweeping under the rug
Sweeping her off her feet
Feet grinding your face
Feet sweating in old shoes
Shoes for the homeless
Shoes for rich women
Women who want
Women who need
Need a change of scenery
Need to stop
Stop needing
Stop reading
Reading poetry
Reading poetry
Poetry takes
Poetry gives

Copyright © 2008 Robert Keim

Example #2:
Problems with Weeping

We’ve only just begun
We’ve got problems
Problems to solve
Problems to avoid
Avoid eye contact
Avoid your mother in law
Law of the land
Law of gravity
Gravity of the situation
Gravity attracts
Attracts bugs
Attracts flies
Flies over our heads
Flies up in the clouds
Clouds of poisonous gas
Clouds of white
White power
White lightning
Lightning striking
Lightning bolts
Bolts of fabric
Bolts with nuts
Nuts about you
Nuts in a vice
Vice cop
Vice clamp
Clamp your lips 
Clamp down
Down the drain
Down in the dump
Dump your possessions
Dump a lousy girlfriend
Girlfriend is gone
Girlfriend is better
Better off without you
Better off dead
Dead man walking
Dead as dirt
Dirt poor
Dirt in your face
Face the music
Face the crowd
Crowd of people stood and stared
Crown of people walking by
By the light of the moon
By her deathbed, weeping
Weeping willow leaves
Weeping quietly 

Copyright © 2008 Robert Keim

Example #3:
Moment of Want

This is me
This magic moment
Moment in time
Moment of glory
Glory hallelujah
Glory be
Be happy
Be yourselAgain with these questions
Questions asked
Questions repeated
Repeated endlessly
Repeated warning
Warning sign
Warning shot
Shot down
Shot Dead
Dead inside
Dead forever
Forever and ever
Forever dust
Dust in my eyes
Dust in the wind
Wind in the leaves
Wind of change
Change for the sake of change
Change of heart
Heart of a Lion
Heart of the matter
Matter of Fact
Matter of chance
Chance encounters
Chance to redeem myself
Myself in your life
Myself is who I strive to be
Be me
Be who I want
Want you
Want love

Copyright © 2008 Robert Keim

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