Experimental Poetry Form: Centered Stanzas

Stanzas: 4

Alignment: Centered

Syllable counts per line of each stanza: 4, 8, 6, 4

Rhyming: second line of each stanza

Here is an example poem written in this form:

The sun blazed hot,
a branding iron from the sky,
searing those down below,
who walked the path.

Looking for help,
each drop of sweat a question why,
stumbling along asphalt,
in confusion.

In the bright sun,
collapsing there as vultures fly,
in the delirium,
seeing blue waves.

As the mind drifts,
and those birds circle up so high,
thoughts of white snow fade off,
as eyes grow dark.

Experimental Poetry Form: antonyms

This experimental poetry form is just like the experimental poetry form: homophones, except instead of using homophones, it uses antonyms.  Like before, the form has ten lines, each line has ten syllables, and the ten lines are grouped as couplets.  At the ends of each set of couplets, instead of having homophones, there are antonyms.

Here is an example poem:

Outside a dog was making a great noise,
and the dog would not be at all quiet.

He squeaked, yelped and barked with a sound so large,
for he had a hope that was not so small.

He knew that there was cool nice air inside,
and that it was hot and humid outside.

So he rang with force his gold bell of hope,
to take away his great and large despair.

And then with joy he saw the door open,
and on his sadness a large gate did close.