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Deborah Guzzi travels for inspiration: China, Nepal [during the civil war], Japan, Egypt [two weeks before ‘The Arab Spring’], and most recently Peru. First published at the age of sixteen, she writes articles for Massage and Aroma Therapy Magazines. Her poetry has been accepted in the Literary Journals of Western CT. University, Inclement Magazine, Pyrokinections, Jellyfish Whispers, Grey Wolf’s Summer Legends Anthology, The Germ, Wilderness Literary Review, The Anthology Sweet Dreams & Night Terrors, Bitterzoet Magazine, haiku journal, Contemporary Haibun Online, Bella on line, The Autumn Sound, Eskimo Pie, and Ribbons, The Inwood Indiana Review, Five Poetry, Tanka Society of America Journal, and 50 haiku. She has published two illustrated volumes of poetry, The Healing Heart and Heaven and Hell in a Nutshell.


Ménage à Trois of Lines


Blog Posted:10/10/2012 6:51:00 AM

The Twofer Contest is almost done,

 so here's a primer for THREE [Just for FUN]


Get ready, get set, [one for the money, two for the show]


THREE TO GET READYNOW GO MAN GO!

Forms which can be done in using 3 lines are as follows

ABC, Acrostic, Alliteration, Blank Verse, Carpe Diem, Enclosed Rhyme [aba],  Epitaph, Free Verse, haiku [becareful if I don't think it's a haiku you will be out right away]*, Iambic Pentameter,Than-Bauk, Personification, Rhyme, senryu * [see the note on haiku] sijo

//*[These poems are pretty self explainitory BUT if you need help soup mail me] ABC, Acrostic, Alliteration //

 

Blank verse is H A R D, it's metered verse with NO end-rhyme!

Carpe Diem means sieze the day SO

anything you write which is in 3 lines which pertains to that theme is fine [easy pezey!]

Enclosed Rhyme

[ex: the rain in SPAIN/falls mainly/on the PLAIN]

Epitaph

A commemorative inscription on a tomb or mortuary monument

written to praise the deceased.

Free Verse
If you think it's a haiku but you are unsure I will...

If you are using poetic vehicles such as alliteration, simile, metaphor..

If you haven't rhymed...PUT IT HERE

haiku

17 syllables or less, about nature, in the moment, containing 2 parts

[one of which is a juxtaposed bit of additional sensory input] containing a season word

Iambic Pentameter
The tick-TOCK rhythm of iambic pentameter can be heard in the opening line of Shakespeare's Sonnet 12: when I do COUNT the CLOCK that TELLS the TIME

Than-bauk
conventionally a witty saying or epigram, is a three line "climbing rhyme" poem of Burmese origin.  Each line has four syllables. The rhyme is on the fourth syllable of the first line, the third syllable of the second line, and the second syllable of the third line.

Personification
Give the qualities of a person to the inanimate things in your poem.

senryu
17 syllables or less, about man,written in 3 lines, in the moment

sijo
Unrhymed poetry 3 long lines, each line varies between 14 and 16 syllables, with the middle line often the longest.  The first line states a theme, the second line counters it, and the third line resolves the poem.

If you have a form I haven't listed which can be done in 3 lines IT'S OK

JUST LET ME KNOW

PS Here a location for a whole sheet of haiku Wannabees

MOST are 3 lines ;) 

 http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?showtopic=1188




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  1. Date: 10/11/2012 6:28:00 AM
    The blog is giving you a 1 place STOP to SHOP for thought on your 3 line form!

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 10/11/2012 7:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    _/\_ Namaste
  1. Date: 10/11/2012 5:39:00 AM
    Would it not be easier to give everyone free rein and let them write anything in three lines as long as it is aesthetic and lyrical.... Eg to write my Found poem, 50 Shades of Hay in just 3 lines (free verse)...

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 10/11/2012 7:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :-)
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 10/11/2012 6:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I thought I did that in RED on the bottom Suz? [If you have a form I haven't listed which can be done in 3 lines IT'S OK]
    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 10/11/2012 5:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Not that could be construed as being either aesthetic or lyrical ;-)
  1. Date: 10/10/2012 6:27:00 PM
    Ohhh GOD ONE- hay(na)ku or janaku..3 lines, line 1 one word, line 2 two words, line 3 three words, unrhymed, the line order can be reversed [no specific syllable count per line]

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  1. Date: 10/10/2012 6:23:00 PM
    haikuette -American- 3 lines- 17 syllables or less [no specific count per line], each line MUST be a separate entity, unrhymed, untitled, numbered like haiku

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 10/10/2012 6:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    oopsey NO VERBS!!
  1. Date: 10/10/2012 6:21:00 PM
    Dixdeux O Form- french [10-10-2] syllables per line UNRHYMED - numbered NOT titled like haiku

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  1. Date: 10/10/2012 3:24:00 PM
    yipers!... how about a monorhyme, or a triplet?.. just my 2 cents..:) huggs!

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 10/11/2012 5:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Reading the comments form the bottom to the top, my comment relates to nette's comment re Bio....
    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 10/11/2012 5:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I was just kidding :-))
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 10/10/2012 6:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I took out Bio as you suggested Suz, yes 3 lines of monorhyme is fine
    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 10/10/2012 3:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    lol A short Bio? OK here goes one: Su//Infamous//Q E D.......Just pulling your leg, nette :-) Monorhymes or triplets will fall under rhymes (I think) X
    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 10/10/2012 3:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    a short bio??
  1. Date: 10/10/2012 3:21:00 PM
    Poetry form FOUND: Found poems take existing texts and refashion them, reorder them, and present them as poems. The literary equivalent of a collage, found poetry is often made from newspaper articles, street signs, graffiti, speeches, letters, or even other poems. A pure found poem consists exclusively of outside texts: the words of the poem remain as they were found, with few additions or omissions. Decisions of form, such as where to break a line, are left to the poet.

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 10/11/2012 5:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My example: 50 Shades of Hay
  1. Date: 10/10/2012 3:18:00 PM
    Poetry form NAME: NAME is a form of abecedarian or acrostic poem. Name is poetry that tells about the name/title of the poem, using the letters of the word for the first letter of each line. BEN: Ben is a fighter of great honor// Enduring many a trial with fortitude// Never question his intent//

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  1. Date: 10/10/2012 1:42:00 PM
    For me the biggest trouble in actually writing what could be called a haiku [not necessarily a good one, just one having undeniable aspects of haiku] was learning the difference between SUBJECTIVE and OBJECTIVE, and the HOW to make the leap to the fragmented phrase/line. Because I am a visual person I have less trouble than others who are auditory, or tactile learners, I CAN ..objectively discribe [x] and I KNOW my associations with the images are simply that NOT the truth of the image.

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 10/10/2012 1:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    one reason adjectives and adverbs are not used is because they 'color' the moment with the writers OPINION of how it looked, how it felt, and since it is to be A MOMENT/FROZEN there really shouldn't be more than 1 action..sometimes not even 1 verb..but certainly not more
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 10/10/2012 1:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Once you GET that you can do 2 lines of a haiku fairly easily [not that someone won't say SO WHAT!] it is the fragment which brings the reader IN, SHOWS the AhhhhhhHA! the eureka moment is between the 2 parts, no ahaHA!!! no haiku
  1. Date: 10/10/2012 1:04:00 PM
    I've never did one of those...I mean, a three lines poem! ; ) Im in!!

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  1. Date: 10/10/2012 12:15:00 PM
    Kimo sounds japanese, but was invented in Israel.

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 10/10/2012 12:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Kimo: A post-Haiku poetic form, consisting of three lines of 10, 7, and 6 syllables. This form of poetry was invented in Israel - they felt the need for a longer poem.... It usually describes one frozen scene that has no movement in it, ie it is static! Love, Su
  1. Date: 10/10/2012 12:14:00 PM
    Kimo three lines with syllable count: 10/7/6. No rhymes.

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  1. Date: 10/10/2012 11:00:00 AM
    Tim YOU can do it!!! I have faith in you!

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  1. Date: 10/10/2012 9:26:00 AM
    BTW French is not your second language, is it? Soup mail...lol

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 10/10/2012 12:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    In the mean time I will start practicing to play by the rules... ;-)
    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 10/10/2012 11:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hehehehheh You have a wicked sense of humour, Deb.
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 10/10/2012 10:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    have always love French had 4 years in High School I think I can still find the bathroom LOL
  1. Date: 10/10/2012 8:21:00 AM
    Is a Bio not longer? Name; middle info and ending with surname? Carpe Diem is usually a statement, followed by elaboration and ending with a positive statement (second verse), followed by elaboration....But, I like your clarification and will "obide" by the rules :-) I will not chance the haiku "family", knowing that you know your stuff.... BTW There is NAME (family of Abecedarian and ABC poetry forms) as well as FOUND. I'm looking forward to this new contest. Love the photo of the imps :-) Love, Susette

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 10/10/2012 10:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are RIGHT about Bio I should remove it..OKIES..gotta keep me on my toes!
  1. Date: 10/10/2012 8:03:00 AM
    what's hard about blank verse, Debs? It's just like starting a sonnet but you don't have to worry about rhyme!!! It's strange,I don't believe I ever clicked on a poem labeled blank verse here that had actually been written in iambic pentameter! I think people do not realize what it means. Anyway, this sounds like a good contest idea.

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 10/10/2012 2:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    well, I don't know if I ever saw your poems but when I think about it, I may have seen just a few actual blank verse poems on this site.
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 10/10/2012 10:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey I think I have at least one where I was trying to do iambic pentameter for blank verse!!! :P
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 10/10/2012 10:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I did write one. ha! ha! :)
  1. Date: 10/10/2012 7:07:00 AM
    Just learned how to count to two...now I gotta' go for three, huh?

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