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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   LaíTuin
  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   Spiritís 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 La'ritmo, created by Laura Lamarca, consists of 8 4-line stanzas. Each line MUST contain 12 syllables.

Rhyme scheme is as follows: aabb ccbB ddbB eeff ggfF hhfF iibB jjfF

The repetition of 4th line in each stanza can either be an exact repetitive line, or a variation with the exact same end-rhyme word.

The form was created by me, Laura Lamarca, but was officially named by Chandni Hingorani. "La" is Laura Lamarca's signature and "ritmo" in Italian, simply means "rhythm".

Between belligerence's beats

He hankered after hardships with mutiny's mouth
to grow much greener grass in a sweet-smelling south,
yet those cleats caused concerns where her feet couldn't tread,
while sanity a journey undead.

A rank stench of deceit gathered grief in her eyes,
as she watched crimson streak, till it stifled her cries;
she summed-up her sorrows, while his lies seethed unsaid
and sanity a journey undead.

He was mere expedition 'cross her maiden ways--
a purpose, his pleasure...just a filler of days;
yet he stole all she showed and then sung till she bled,
while sanity a journey undead.

He came on a week day with intent to abuse,
to offer his guidance...for himself to amuse
and he spoke in need's tones till he'd taught her to taste
the hues of his heart and its vast chasms of waste...

So she clung to his tongue, became one with his words
and entered his tall tales, where she never was heard
and oh how she pained for self worth and for her haste
and the hues of his heart...those vast chasms of waste.

Equality echoed...fingers found warmth indoors
and she snuggled so close to the stains of his core,
her path was once blinded by those dreams he defaced,
with hues of his heart and its vast chasms of waste.

She stands on these tracks...reminds her soul of his shames,
to relinquish herself as the pawn of his games
and she feels she has won...for his soul stays unfed
while sanity a journey undead.

She is free from the burden of his bullshit breath,
by narrowly evading the stench of love's death...
for his foolishness faltered in trust he misplaced,
as the hues of his heart now lay waste.

Copyright © 2013 Laura Lamarca

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