On M. Sakran’s blog of and about poetry and poetry related things, there have been forty experimental poetry forms. Thirty seven of the forms were by themselves, and three were part of post series.
As a commemoration of having forty experimental poetry forms on this blog, starting with Monday’s post, there will be forty posts, each with a poem, with each poem using one of the forty experimental poetry forms that have been on this blog. The forms used will follow the order that the forms were shown on this blog.
During the forty posts, there may be some interrupting posts for things like milestones, pending publication items, published items, or something else that requires its own post.
The experimental poetry forms on this blog have been (and this is also the order the forms used will be in):
Flows and Stops
Lines with internal rhymes
Simple Rhyming Pattern
Free verse and one word rhymes
Alphabetical order rhyme
One hundred feet
The Letter E
Rhyming and Indention
Stanzas, syllables and repeats
Fifteen one word lines
One line, fifteen or less words
Seven lines, random syllable counts, and a rhyming pattern
Five sets of two
Paragraph of poems
Alternating first and last rhymes
Acrostic matching and rhyming
In January of this year there was voting available for a poem series on M. Sakran’s blog of and poetry and poetry related things.
This week there will be voting for a new series. From today, March 16, 2015, through the end of the day Friday, March 20, 2015, readers can vote for the topic of a poem series.
The possible topics are:
The Sun, The Color Green, Coins, Carrots, and Sound
To vote on a topic, use the form below. Click the button next to the chosen topic and click submit.
The topic with the most votes will be announced on Monday, March 23, 2015, and that will be the day the poem series begins. The poems for the series will be posted on the blog from Monday, March 23, 2015 – Friday, March 27, 2015.
If no votes are cast during the voting time period, the topic will be chosen using a random method. If there is a tie among winning topics, the topic will be chosen from among those topics using a random method.
Today is the last day to vote for the subject of next week’s poem series on M. Sakran’s blog of and about poetry and poetry related things.
Voting is easy.
In the box below, simply type one of the five following words and click submit:
Tanka (these poems won’t be about tankas, but will use the tanka form)
It is very simple. Vote today.
As motivation to vote, here is one poem that incorporates all five of the subjects:
the small dogs watched with bright eyes,
as the child hid,
from her mother who called her,
to come take her medicine.
On M. Sakran’s blog of and about poetry and poetry related things, there have been three poem series. The first was about space, the second was about weather, and the third was a series of rondeaux. They all can be seen here: poem series (scroll down that page to see the poems).
Next week, Monday January 26th – Friday January 30th, there will be a new poem series on this blog.
The possible ideas include:
Poems using the Tanka form
Starting today, and through the end of the day on January 23rd, 2015, readers can vote for which idea they would like the poem series to be about. To vote, simply type one of the five ideas above into the box below:
For example, to see poems about Dogs, type Dogs in the box above.
Readers should only vote once (although there is no mechanism being used to restrict this) and should only vote for one of the five ideas above (other ideas won’t be counted). No information other than the idea a reader wants to see the series about is needed to vote.
If there are no votes for the five items above, then one will be selected using a random method. If there is a tie among winning ideas, the winning idea will be selected using a random method.
The next four posts on M. Sakran’s blog of and about poetry and poetry related things will be a poem series of four rondeaux. The subject will vary with each poem.
Please enjoy the poems
The next five posts on M. Sakran’s blog of and about poetry and poetry related things will be a poem series about weather.
Please enjoy the poems.
The next five posts on M. Sakran’s blog of and about poetry and poetry related things will be a poem series about space. The first poem will be a blank verse poem, the second a rondeau, the third a sonnet, the fourth a haiku and the fifth a tanka.
Please enjoy the poems.