Inverse Double Epulaeryu

 The poem starts with the regular format of seven syllables in the first line and progress down to one syllable in the seventh and last line. However, the second section starts with an
inverse of the first section, whereby the poem starts with the seventh and
last line of one syllable and ends with the first line of seven
syllables. The form is 7/5/7/5/5/3/1/ and inverse 1/3/5/5/7/5/7.

This form was invented by Joseph S. Spence, Sr.


Jay's Way  

Syllable count is 3,7,11,9,5,3,3,5,9,11,7,3, Rhyming a,b,b,c,c,d,d,e,e,f,f,a

Created by Chazz Combs

Jesus Tears
Is a new poetry form created by Dorian Petersen Potter
It consists of 9 lines. Syllable count. Rhyme: optional
Subject: Spiritual or uplifting in nature.
Stanzas: as many as desired, but at least 2
Line 1...1 syllable    Line 2..2 syllables,  Line 3..3 syllables
Line 4..4 syllables  Line 5..5 syllables   Line 6..4 syllables
Line 7..3 syllables Line 8...2 syllables   Line 9..1 syllable


Joseph and Christina
It begins with a Joseph’s Star, a poem without rhyme in 1, 3, 5, 7, 7, 5, 3, and 1. These lines should have full statements. Then it begins the next part written for Mom (Christina also) which resembles a cross. This poem is 5 stanzas of 3 rhyming lines each, Stanza one..5 syllables, Stanza two..10 syllables, Stanza three – five all have 5 syllables. The entire poem must be center aligned to give you the appearance of a star and a cross. Subject can be love, spiritual or nature. A Poetry form created by Christina R Jussaume on 08 07 07 in memory of her parents.

Joseph’s Star

 This poem has no rhyme. It is just written in according to syllable counts. Syllables are 1, 3, 5, 7, 7, 5, 3, and 1. It should have complete statements in each line. It can be about any subject. It should be center aligned. There is no limit to the number of stanzas you create. It can be about any subject. A Poetry form created by Christina R Jussaume on 08 06 07 in memory of her Dad.


 The Katauta verse form was actually used in the Man'yoshu (an early anthology of Japanese poetry).  The verse consists of three lines with five/seven/seven sound units. When this form is doubled, it is called the sedoka.  Since the Man'yoshu dealt with a wide variety of subjects, no particular subject or even field is considered out-of-bounds.



 The Kyrielle is a French form written in quatrains. Each quatrain contains a repeated line or phrase as a refrain. It has a meter usually composed of eight syllables per line but it can be varied. There is no limit to the number of stanzas, but three is generally the minumum.

The normal structure is a/a/b/B, c/c/b/B, d/d/b/B. with B being the repeated line. A varied structure could be a/b/a/B, c/b/c/B, d/b/d/B. etc. or even a second line that did not rhyme at all. a/e/a/Z etc.


Kyrielle Sonnet


A contempary form of the Sonnet, created by forming a union between the Sonnet and the Kyrielle. Eight syllables per line. Three quatrains and a couplet.   AabB   ccbB   ddbB



 The lai is a Medieval narrative or lyric poem, which flourished in 12th century France. The Lai looks to be a very simple form consisting of five syllable couplets separated by a two-syllable line. The number of lines in each stanza is fixed at nine. This gives us a rhyme pattern of a. a. b. In English poetry, this two-syllable line is probably the most difficult part of the poem. The number of stanzas is not fixed and each stanza has its own rhyme pattern. This is a very old French form and tradition states that the short line must not be indented; it must be left dressed to the poem.



 Five lines    Line 1 - 1 syllable   Line 2 - 2 syllables   Line 3 - 3 syllables   Line 4 - 4 syllables
Line 5 - 1 syllable



Four stanzas, four lines each.   abcb rhyme scheme   Stanza 1:  Line 1  Line 2  Line 3   Line 4

Stanza 2: Line 1 (line 2 from first stanza)  Line 2   Line 3   Line 4

Stanza 3 Line 1 (line 3 from first stanza)  Line 2  Line 3   Line 4

Stanza 4 Line 1 (line 4 from first stanza)   Line 2   Line 3   Line 4


The Limacros is a 2 word/verse acrostic done in the limerick style  This poetry form was created by  Patricia A Farnsworth-Simpson on ...5/10/2008


The limerick is a humourous poem of five lines with a rhyme scheme of a a b b a.  Lines 1, 2, and 5 have nine syllables apiece, while lines 3 and 4 only have six syllables.  Or:

Write five lines in a humorous way,  with a rhyme scheme a a b b a.

While lines one, two and five have nine bees in the hive,

with just six, three and four do their say. Note:  the faux-limerick has the same basic structure as does the limerick, and usually serves the same function.  It may vary in line length, or in purpose.  Faux-limericks with serious intent can be found.



 The linked form as four syllables per line,  the last word from each line starts the next line,

The last and first line are the same,. rhymed or unrhymed, any subject, any length,

the title letters link the poem down the center.  Created  by   Erich J Goller:


Luc Bat

The Luc Bat is a Vietnamese form of poetry, which simply means six eight. You can see there was an influence by the French as it was The Colony of Indo China before it became Viet Nam. It was introduced into Europe by the French, but for some reason never became popular. I cannot understand why as it is challenging without being too difficult.

The odd lines (1,3,5,etc) are six sound units and the even lines (2,4,6 etc) are eight sound units long, hence the title. The rhyming scheme is simple also. The last word (sixth sound unit) of the odd lines rhymes with the sixth sound unit of the even line and the eighth sound unit rhymes with the sixth unit of the next odd line. The final even line, linking back to the first line. I'm sure you can see the French influence here. A twelve line poem would have a pattern like that shown below.  

O.O.O.O.O.A. O.O.O.O.O.A.O.B. O.O.O.O.O.B. O.O.O.O.O.B.O.C. O.O.O.O.O.C. O.O.O.O.O.C.O.D. O.O.O.O.O.D. O.O.O.O.O.D.O.E. O.O.O.O.O.E. O.O.O.O.O.E.O.F. O.O.O.O.O.F. O.O.O.O.O.F.O.A.  See how the rhyme links back. There is no set length, nor is there any requirement to finish on an even line, just so long as there is a link back.


Lucky Leaf
The form should be center aligned to give shape of clover. Syllables are 3, 3, 9, 9, 12, 12, 6, 6, 3, and 3. It can be any subject with or without rhyme. A Poetry form created by Christina R Jussaume on 08 22 07.  <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]-->   <!--[endif]-->



Lyrics are words written to be sung and usually accompanied by music.



Markette - 11,10,9,5 syllables with rhyme scheme of a,a,a,b c,c,c,b,d,d,d,e,f,f,f,e   Form created by Michael Degenhardt.


Michelle’s Heart
 It is a poem of 11 lines. Syllable count is 3, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 8, 7, 5, 3, and 3. Subject is optional. I should be center aligned and it looks like a heart. Rhyme scheme is ABBCCDDEFGH   A Poetry form created by Christina R Jussaume on 08 10 07. She created this shaped poetry form for her Daughter Michelle  <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]-->  <!--[endif]-->



 Created by England's Jenny Buzzard, this form requires adherance to a strict structure.  It contains four quatrains with a center couplet, at a syllable count of eight per line.  The rhyme scheme is:  A1abb   ccdd   A2A1   eeff   ggaA2    Or, to put that in an example:

Start out with a line in rhyme "A,"  XXXXXXXa   XXXXXXXb   XXXXXXXb   XXXXXXXc

XXXXXXXc   XXXXXXXd   XXXXXXXd   Do once more a line in rhyme "A."

Start out with a line in rhyme "A."  XXXXXXXe  XXXXXXXe  XXXXXXXf    XXXXXXXf

XXXXXXXg   XXXXXXXg   XXXXXXXa   Do once more a line in rhyme "A."


Mirrored Refrain

The Mirrored Refrain is rhyming verse form constructed by Stephanie Repnyek. _The poem is formed by three or more quatrains where two lines within the quatrain _are the "mirrored refrain" or alternating refrain.__The rhyme scheme is as follows: xaBA, xbAB, xaBA, xbAB, etc.. _x represents the only lines that do not rhyme within the poem. A and B represent _the refrain.



Mono-rhymed tetrameter quatrains with a half-line repetition in the fourth line of each quatrain, making the last line a repeated dimeter phrase that rhymes with the other lines.



Naani is one of Indian's most popular Telugu poems. Naani means an expression of one and all. It consists of 4 lines, the total lines consists of 20 to 25 syllables. The poem is not bounded to a particular subject.


Nature & Love Combo

 First 5 lines all about Nature Middle line combines Nature and Love and stands alone no syllable count, last 5 lines all about love, syllable count is 1,2,4,5,7 M ,
7,5,4,2,1, Rhyming a,b,c,d,e, M=Middle e,d,b,c,a

This form was created by Chazz Combs



A nonet has nine lines. The first line has nine syllables, the second line eight syllables, the third line seven syllables, etc... until line nine that finishes with one syllable. It can be on any subject and rhyming is optional.    Line 1 - 9 syllables   Line 2 - 8 syllables   Line 3 - 7 syllables
Line 4 - 6 syllables   Line 5 - 5 syllables   Line 6 - 4 syllables   Line 7 - 3 syllables  

Line 8 - 2 syllables   Line 9 - 1 syllable


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