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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

Florette (Form No. 2)

The Florette (Form No. 2), created by Jan Turner, is a variation and longer form of The Florette.

Rhyme scheme: a,a,b,b,a
Meter: 8,8,8,8,12
Iambic beat is required throughout (one unaccented followed by one accented syllable).

Like the outgrowing of a small flower, the fifth line of each stanza is longer, carrying four additional syllables than the first four lines.

There is no internal rhyme scheme requirement in the fifth lines as in the fourth lines of The Florette, although the use of internal rhyme scheme there, or within any of the lines or stanzas, is allowed and can enhance this extended form. (See Example #1 below, which incorporates internal rhyme sporadically).

Example #1:
Cherry Trees in Bloom

Each March I wait...anticipate
Yoshino's happy blooming state,
when breath of spring's escorted in
with fragrant floral winds that spin
around my head. Such fantasy does this create!

The delicate perfumed bouquet
of tender blossoms' shortened stay
is wafted when they float like snow...
pink flurries as the breezes blow!
My lawn is scattered to and fro with their array.

For one week's time this pantomime
inspires my heart with song and rhyme!
This poet's soul is stirred to pen
emotion that's renewed again...
with dancing petals underfoot, I step in time.

Copyright © 2011 Jan Turner

Example #2:
Blue Angel

Electric blue, I watch you pass
through spongy fronds beyond the grass:
shy angel of the coral reef,
your blue’s so bright, beyond belief—
it glimmers like Chihuly’s art, his hand-blown glass.
Today between the rocks you preen
and clean the fishes that convene
of parasites on which you feed.
While sponges are a food you need,
you guard your rock, tenaciously, with temper mean.
A juvenile, you hide to sleep
within the coral’s shelter deep.
In time you’ll fade and find a mate
to swim beside you, share your fate.
Yet, how I wish your vivid color you could keep!

Copyright © 2011 Margaret R. Smith
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