Experimental Poetry Form: C

This experimental poetry form is called C.  It is based on layout on the page and syllable count.

The form has three lines, two that are horizontal and one that is vertical.  These lines make the C shape.  Each line has ten syllables.  The letters at the corners work for both lines they are in.

Below is what the form looks like with *’s representing the syllables.  The corner letters are marked with ^’s.

^**********
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
^**********

Here is an example poem using the form:

Have you ever seen a kangaroo hop?
o
p
p
i
n
g

a
r
o
u
n
d

l
i
k
e

y
o
u

n
e
v
e
r

c
o
u
l
d

d
of course, it may wonder just how you walk.
.

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Experimental Poetry Form: Hopping frog

This experimental poetry from is based off of the idea of a hopping frog.  It is meant to resemble a frog jumping down tree branches.

The form has six tercets.  The tercets represent the frog.  Each tercet has six, eight and then six syllables in their three lines.  The first tercet is on the left, the second is in the center, the third is on the right.  The fourth goes to the center, the fifth goes back to the right, and the sixth goes to the left side.  There is an extra space between the third and fourth and between the fourth and fifth tercets.  The position of the tercets, represent the frog moving down the tree.  The form looks like this:

Six syllable line
Eight syllable line
Six syllable line

Six syllable line
Eight syllable line
Six syllable line

Six syllable line
Eight syllable line
Six syllable line

 

Six syllable line
Eight syllable line
Six syllable line

 

Six syllable line
Eight syllable line
Six syllable line

Six syllable line
Eight syllable line
Six syllable line

P.S. Today on MSakran.com, there is a new set of photography, artwork, poetry and fiction.  Some recent posts on this blog, including this one, have been related to frogs, and the new set on MSakran.com is also frog related.