Those of you who know me, know that poetry is my PASSION. I live, breath, dream, and LIVE it....INTENSELY!
If I don't write....I'm....unfulfilled. I'm DYING to make some sort of impact in this field. Yea, a little crazy, I know!
I've been fascinated with new forms that poets have come up with!!
Richard Lamoureux with his questionku! Good one, Richard! Proud of you!
Suzette Richards with her Suzette Prime...(I wrote a poem in that form, The Argument for Love, and she has it as a sample poem on her website!!!!)
Connie Marcus Wong with her CONSTANZA! :) What a beauty that is! Simply breathtaking! What a name! ;)
Andrea Dietrich has new forms, but I haven't gotten to know what they are yet.
And here am I...humble little old me...trying to live the dream and come up with a NEW FORM! I had so much fun working on the swap quatrain for Andrea's contest. (Yes, the one that I forgot to enter and made such a hullabaloo about
) Well, it somehow got me working, and I came up with a form that is similar in some respects. I'm tickled pink that some poets have already used it with some variations. It has been used by F J Thomas, Richard Lamoureux, Jared Pickette, and now....Craig Cornish!
Craig has been a mentor to me. He has helped me with my sonnet form, which I have totally fallen in LOVE with...No, not the modern form but the good old fashioned variety!! I asked him to give me his opinion on my form...which was originally to be comprised of 3 stanzas of quatrains, each with a tagged on fifth line which was a combination of the ENDINGS of the following lines:
Stanza 1: fifth line ENDINGS of lines 1 & 2 of THAT stanza.
Stanza 2: fifth line ENDINGS of lines 2 & 3 of THAT stanza.
Stanza 3: fifth line ENDINGS of lines 4 & 1 of THAT stanza.
Each stanza was to have a mono-rhyme for that stanza...and the theme of the poem was to be a reversal of what was presented in stanza one...something like the concept of a diamante. Start somewhere...end in the opposite place. I wrote one called Revenge's Reward. The twist? She starts by saying how she is exacting her revenge, and in the last line, we see that she is suffering because her heart is torn.
I'm thinking of sponsoring a contest in this NEW FORM! It needs a name. F J has suggested the Eileenesque. :) Some have suggest my last name. If you have read my BLOG As our Shadows Lengthen, you will understand why I want my first name or my maiden name instead of my married name there in the form name.
Would you kindly visit Craig's poem and give it a read? He has given an alternate type of rhyme pattern, and I'm SO curious to know what you all think and if this form has merit.
OH...if I have a new form..that becomes KNOWN...with my name on it...I THINK I WILL JUST FAINT AWAY WITH JOY AND HAPPINESS. It will be a DREAM COME TRUE FOR ME!!!! Oh....I wish...I wish...I wish....I W I S H!!!!
Will you visit Craig's poem? Here is he link:
He gives a good explanation of the form, though he has made some variations. CRAIG...if you are reading this....I'm FLOORED!!! Thank you..thank you...thank you. A great big THANKS to the other poets who have tried it as well. LOVE YOU GUYS!
The rest of you? Get cracking and give me your opinions....Pretty please????
Help me live the DREAM!!!!