Experimental Poetry Form: Starting Rhyme

In some poetry forms that rhyme, the end words rhyme.  For example, the following poem is a couplet, written in iambic tetrameter, with the last syllables rhyming:

The sky was gray as rain did fall,
upon the grass that did grow tall.

In the June 5, 2014 post to this blog, there was an experimental poetry form entitled: Lines with internal rhymes.  In that form, rather than having the rhyme at the end of the lines, the rhyme was contained within the lines.

As another way to experiment with rhyming, rather than having the rhyming at the end of the lines, or within the lines, the rhyming could start the lines.

Here is a form with this experiment:

Stanzas: 4
Lines per stanza: 2
Meter: iambic tetrameter
Rhyming pattern: in each couplet, the second syllable rhymes
Special note: the second syllable of each couplet, should either be the last syllable of the first word, or a one syllable word that is the second word in the couplet.

Here is an example of a poem using this form:

Around the house the rain did fall,
the sound of it came with a rush,

with force it fell upon the roof,
the source of it pouring with strength.

The rain did fall outside the glass,
the pane it shook as wind did blow,

but then the rain did cease to fall,
and when it stopped the sun did shine.

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