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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
 

Triquain

The Triquain, created by Shelley A. Cephas, is a poem with several creative variences and can be a rhyming or non-rhyming verse. The simpliest form is a poem made up of 7 lines with 3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, and 3 syllables in this order.

Triquain Chain: a string of 2 to 4 Triquains, a space between each triquain.
2 stanzas - 3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3 3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3
3 stanzas - 3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3 3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3 3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3
4 stanzas - 3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3 3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3 3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3 3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3

Triquain Crown: a string of 5 Triquains, a space between each triquain.
3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3 3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3 3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3 3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3 3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3

Triquain Swirl: a repetition of the Triquain string that is connected by a 3 syllable line as follows:
3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3... and so on.

Also, to be more creative, you may add a hidden thought in your swirl by taking 3 or 4 syllables in line 6 of your first triquain in the swirl and link it to the following 3 syllable lines throughout your poem to make a thought summing up what you have written in your poem.

Triquain and Triquain Swirls are always centered.


Example #1:
night watch (Triquain Swirl)

a tangy
sweetness fills the sea air
as a zephyr gently caresses
clouds moving across the sky much like an aura
of a painted luminous rainbow
that will pierce your senses
as you dream,
a bouquet like perfume
will bring peaceful rest through the evening
as the moon and stars in the heavens watch over
earth in silence of serenity
ending darkness to bring
in Godís light.

(hidden thought: pierce your senses as you dream in God's light)

Copyright © 2007 Shelley A. Cephas

Example #2:
Evermore (Triquain Chain)

Hear the bells
chime every Sunday morn,
beauty of the Lordís day is reborn
as sunshine showers blessings from heaven above
a gift from God of His gracious love
shines brightly in our hearts
evermore.

His blessings
delivered by angels
in constant communion with our Lord
as grace is poured out on those who believe in Him.
He shall never leave you comfortless
for He will be with you
evermore.

Copyright © 2007 Shelley A. Cephas
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