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Robert J. Lindley, 3-17-2000
New Poetry form,  Lind68868
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New poetry form Lind68868
New poetry form: Must describe either 1. a living scene (one that is poetically possible to see), 2. a comparative thought, 3. or a dream.
Poem must list which of the three- this example is number 1.
Poem must have a Title
Syllable count must be 6,8,8,6,8
Must be 5 lines of verse. 
May be rhymed or written with no rhyme

Yesterday, I found 6 of these poems in this new poetry form I created,  written on a single page in one of my old poetry journals.

Early Morn On The Old Farm tomcat cat fast asleep new house painted darkest of greens old sun drenched, low-weeping willow young black dog awakens eager dawn, stretches its new legs (1.) (living scene), no rhyme Robert J. Lindley, 3-17-2000 New Poetry form, Lind68868 (1.) (living scene), no rhyme *********************** New poetry form Lind68868 New poetry form: Must describe either 1. a living scene (one that is poetically possible to see), 2. a comparative thought, 3. or a dream. Poem must list which of the three- this example is number 1. Poem must have a Title Syllable count must be 6,8,8,6,8 Must be 5 lines of verse. May be rhymed or written with no rhyme Note: Yesterday, I found 6 of these poems in this new poetry form I created, written on a single page in one of my old poetry journals.

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Date: 8/10/2019 5:16:00 PM
Hello Robert, you have created this form! Oh how nice. i will try it one day. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 5/10/2019 10:36:00 AM
Robert, and what a great example of your invented form, which you know I adore ~
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Date: 5/7/2019 9:23:00 AM
This short poem form you've created packs a power punch in it's emphasis on catching a visual moment in time, Robert ! I felt immersed in that moment. Lovely! ( I'm thinking of trying this form of yours - I enjoy the discipline of haiku, so this appeals to me too...) Fav!
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Date: 5/7/2019 4:50:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I hope you do try it-- as I am quite sure you will produce a fine poetic gem if you do so my friend!!
Date: 5/7/2019 2:14:00 AM
I am a fan of haiku and shorter poems, so of course I loved this Robert. Even with the brevity you managed to paint a quiet scene that comes alive with your imagery. A fave for me my friend. Congratulations on your invented form Lind68868! : ) xxoo
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Date: 5/7/2019 4:49:00 PM
Thank you my dear friend. I hope the new form benefits poets and gives more room to give more in their compositions. Which it certainly does so in regards to the haiku.
Date: 5/6/2019 6:17:00 PM
Interesting and well done. )) . the following comment has nothing to do with your poem at all or new form. , I don't understand the desire for minimalist poems, a tiny vocabulary. Yes it's fast.why are we so afraid of words? A sonnet is now passé? Fast foods, frozen meals! Philosophically speaking, it's a conundrum to me. Stop all schools at grade3, vocabulary not necessary. Panagiota
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Date: 5/7/2019 4:47:00 PM
Thank you my dear friend. I wrote and presented a reply poem to your new poem , titled God Of Poetry poem, hope you like it as it was inspired by your superbly composed piece..
Date: 5/6/2019 5:31:00 PM
This is a tribute to brevity; when we are forced to write succinctly, wonderful things happen! Bravo Robert.
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Date: 5/7/2019 4:45:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Yes , it does give more room to give more beauty. grace, style, thought, color, inspiration its allowances and increased lengths...
Date: 5/6/2019 1:56:00 PM
Lovely piece my friend! Enjoyed :) xomo
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Date: 5/7/2019 4:43:00 PM
Thank you my dear friend. Your kind words are truly appreciated..
Date: 5/6/2019 5:28:00 AM
I love this, you've created a nice form but, a bit challenging; had to "fav". I love this line,"old sun drenched, low-weeping willow"; it reminds me of our neighbor's weeping willow that we played under on hot summer days, as kids. It was so cool under there.
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Date: 5/7/2019 4:42:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Special thanks for honoring this old poet with your fave...
Date: 5/6/2019 3:50:00 AM
This is in the style of Japanese poetry - succinct, to the point and descriptive in it's brevity fully giving a word picture of the living scene you have described in your form. Great work and a worthy inclusion on the 'Form category' - Definitely a favorite for me...Maria hugs
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Date: 5/7/2019 4:41:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I hope poets here may think so- and perhaps start composing using this form-as it gives a bit more leeway than does a haiku. And such is needed when composing in the English language methinks.
Date: 5/5/2019 9:35:00 PM
A pretty scene. The colors vivid and the wonderful scene with a young dog.
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Date: 5/7/2019 4:39:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Your very kind words are truly appreciated. God bless....
Date: 5/5/2019 8:13:00 PM
My dear friend, the brevity and imagery of your poem portrays the beauty of this scene like a kodak moment - a vivid and vibrant snapshot of a lovely morn awakening. I love the last line! Your poetry form is a wondrous creation, Robert. Your amazing talent and your artistry shines always. Warmest wishes to you, my inspiring friend.. ~Susan
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Date: 5/7/2019 4:38:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I am so very pleased to hear from you. I hope and pray that your ill father is doing better my friend.God bless, you and yours....
Date: 5/5/2019 8:11:00 PM
Your thoughts take me there in the moment. You do that so easily with yours words, which is a very good thing. To take the reader within the poem. :) Such beautiful images you paint my dear friend. ~ Brandy
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Date: 5/7/2019 4:36:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I am very glad that this form and the poems I've posted using it have found such favor with you my great friend!
Date: 5/5/2019 3:27:00 PM
Perfect form I've never seen before. Why don't you contest it, Robert? I'd love to take part. One question: why commas?
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Date: 5/7/2019 4:33:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Dear Heart plans on using the new form in next contest sponsored.
Date: 5/5/2019 3:12:00 PM
One cannot but admire this new form of poetry. A bit hard for me as I tend to write longer poems. But maybe one day I'll try.
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Date: 5/7/2019 4:33:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I hope that you do write a poem using this form as I know that it would be truly great.
Date: 5/5/2019 2:08:00 PM
Hello Robert, yes I read this poem. I can see the tomcat asleep.I can also see the whole scene as I read this poem.It is a great poem. Have a nice day my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 5/7/2019 11:59:00 AM
God Bless you. have a nice day my friend.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 5/5/2019 2:28:00 PM
Thank you my dear friend. I am truly delighted this poetically captured moment, scene came to you and you think it a fit and worthy piece..God bless.....
Date: 5/5/2019 1:32:00 PM
Imagery and personification give life to these 5 lines, Robert. It's as if you took a photo of the moment and preserved it for the future...in fact you have now brought this poem back to life by publishing it here. Any short form poem draws my attention, my friend, so undoubtedly this one also does. An ideal one for a contest! Best regards, my friend. // paul
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Date: 5/5/2019 2:26:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Your comment is a true blessing and your kindness a gift. Dearheart has suggested the same, sponsoring contest using this poetry form. She even suggested if I did not do so she would. I replied, feel free to sponsor a contest and I even offered to help her judge the contest, if should she want me to do so.
Date: 5/5/2019 11:41:00 AM
WoW! Robert, I already commented on your blog. But I don't mind reading your fine work again! Your new poetry is amazing. Your words made the"scene" come to life! I enjoyed what I saw. You are such a gifted writed my friend. Have a wonderful day my :-)Alexis
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Date: 5/5/2019 11:53:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Such a blessing to receive such kindness and poetic fellowship here in replies made.. Thoughtfulness is indeed a very fine virtue and yours is highly commendable and gratefully and gladly received! God bless.....
Date: 5/5/2019 10:49:00 AM
Great new form and you did very well with it Robert..
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Date: 5/5/2019 11:34:00 AM
Thanks my friend. *A poet must ink certain lines without regard to favor. *Feast upon slain monsters and their fiery deaths truly savor. *Hold his pen as if a razor-sharp sword and cut deep to kill. * For that last verse oft comes very hard and denies wanted thrill... Already on another site, am doing a poem battle with a fine poetess that just wrote a brilliant poem using this new form.
Date: 5/5/2019 10:19:00 AM
You've applied masterful brevity here, my friend. That last line is understated, elegant and quite brilliant.
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Date: 5/5/2019 11:27:00 AM
Thank you my friend. I can only suppose that my unconscious madness inspired that closing line my friend. As 19 years ago, dark demons once invaded my poetry to burn its ashes and wail upon a dying altar. I being passionate and unruly, too oft threw gasoline on the overcooked corpses and danced to the final gasps and moans. Poe would then say- Well done my boy.. Well done..
Date: 5/5/2019 7:38:00 AM
Loved this sleepy image of the old farm. In a few short lines you showed it so well. I also heard the cockerel crow although it wasn't mentioned. Regards. Tom.
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Date: 5/5/2019 8:09:00 AM
We always had at least 35/40 hens and 4 or 5 roosters. Roosters got too old-were all boiled to make chicken and dumplings. When the last one hit the supper table, dad would go buy few more. Was not mentioned because we hungry kids had feasted that week..lol