Post Series: The Orange Series: Experimental Poetry Form: Orange

This experimental poetry form is inspired by orange.  It has:

  • Six lines – as many as the letters in orange
  • The meter is trochaic hexameter – trochaic because the word orange is trochaic and hexameter because there are six letters in orange.
  • The rhyming pattern is ABABBA – this matches the vowel/consonant pattern in orange

Here is an example poem using this form:

Orange blossoms

Orange blossoms brighten wooden trellis borders,
many growing outward; shining as if bright lights,
randomly placed as if having no clear orders,
and like dragonfly bands in short random quick flights,
seeming to shine in the sunlight as if like kites,
like the bright things gathered by birds that are hoarders.

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