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Blog Posted:10/30/2012 6:31:00 PM
I keep writing these poems with each line having two syllables, so I decided to name them Doublers. I have posted one and placed another below. I have around 20 of them now. Words just keep coming in double syllables.




night dark

day light

there lurks



in the


of men




does not


such deeds

as the



by dark

of night

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  1. Date: 11/1/2012 12:25:00 PM
    interesting, joann... you csn use this for a contest!..:) huggs

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  1. Date: 11/1/2012 4:03:00 AM
    Further to my comments Joann on your' doublers and triplers' about using different open form visual presentation of your tripler I have taken the liberty to post it as a poem to show therein how I would present your tripler.Let me know here after you have read it and I will then delete from my listings.I had to do it this way as these comment boxes do not permit formatting.Rgds Brian

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  1. Date: 11/1/2012 3:46:00 AM
    As Andrea says on your other blog Joann,let this theme flow while you are 'in this zone'.This has happened many times with me ,with many forms,and especially with 'footles'.Encourage others with it,perhaps run a contest and see what others come up with .Rgds Brian

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  1. Date: 11/1/2012 3:38:00 AM
    As I posted on you tripler blog Joann I would try a more open form style of presentation' a la WCW' see some variation thereof in my July postings..In the left field and Schools out etc.Rgds Brian

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  1. Date: 11/1/2012 3:35:00 AM
    As Ruben wisely advises Joann ,create a definition for your 'doublers and triplers',ie number of lines,syllables,visual presentation etc etc especially if you want PS to consider it as a form here.Rgds Brian

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  1. Date: 11/1/2012 3:25:00 AM
    I don't think anyone needs' to work at it' too much Joann but understanding a few basics on metre and stress etc etc can help to understand that poetry is an 'oral' art and how it is written impacts on how the poet intended it to be said.rgds Brian

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  1. Date: 11/1/2012 3:19:00 AM
    A good easy to read book ,Joann by X J Kennedy is his 'An Introduction to Poetry' you can get it cheaply second hand on amazon or borrow from your local library.It deals with many aspects of poetry.Rgds Brian

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    Grisetti Avatar Joann Grisetti Date: 11/1/2012 7:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I certainly will try to find this book. Thanks.
  1. Date: 10/31/2012 4:10:00 AM
    In this case Joann the syllabic stress of your poem varies between an iamb(short,long) and in some lines a trochee(long,short).Again a different visual separation would help to give implied punctuation and make it easier for the reader.The title sounds fine. Rgds Brian

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    Grisetti Avatar Joann Grisetti Date: 10/31/2012 12:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am not very good at meter. I should go work harder on it and stop using that excuse.
  1. Date: 10/30/2012 8:36:00 PM
    I like what Ruben said... I like that you have a name for this writing thought... always...pd

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  1. Date: 10/30/2012 7:10:00 PM
    They look like unrhymed footles. : ) The prefixes Twi, Di, and Bi mean Two. If you're creating a new form, add something distintive ...a rule...I dont know. : ) What about one word, two words, one word, two words... : )

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    Grisetti Avatar Joann Grisetti Date: 10/31/2012 12:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    sort of like a hemidemisemiquaver?
  1. Date: 10/30/2012 6:32:00 PM
    If you can think of a better name, please let me know. I also have Triplers, three syllables per line.

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