Double Dactyl Poems | Definition and Examples of Double Dactyl Poetry

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Example and Definition of Double Dactyl

A double dactyl poem type of light verse poetry that was developed and promoted by two famous poets John Hollander and Antony Hecht. This type of poetry comprises of two quatrains, with each comprising of as many as three dactyl lines. The poem also has its unique rhythm scheme and flow of ideas. These are the...Read More

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Categories: anti bullying, best friend,
Humpty Dumpty
by Broccoli Porn
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
Humpty's mother was very sad
To see her son in the hospital

Humpty Dumpty was slowly dying
Humpty...

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Categories: allegory, betrayal, god, introspection,
Premium MemberFall of Man
by Gary Bateman
Fall of Man
 
Adam and Eve
John Milton
Don’t eat that fruit
Thought they could.

Tree of Knowledge
Insubordination
Downfall occurs . . .  
“Evil, be thou my good.”

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Categories: change, god, introspection, journey,
Premium MemberThe Oneness of All
by Gary Bateman
The Oneness of All
 
Depths of wisdom
Hermann Hesse
Spirituality’s quest
Soul’s transformation.

Enlightenment assured
Corporealization
The oneness of all
Siddhartha’s realization.

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved,
June 18, 2017 (Double Dactyl)...

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Categories: beautiful, beauty, dream, morning
Sleeping
by jagdish bajantri
Sleeping 

I'm looking at your eyes it is close in 
a dream I had touch your face in my
 heart it is smooth like marble...

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Categories: allegory, dark, death, destiny,
Premium MemberThe Demon's Poet
by Gary Bateman
The Demon’s Poet
 
Wander the Earth
Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov
Immortality his burden
Abandoned and alone.

The Demon’s embrace
Excommunication
His fatal kiss
Tortured to the bone.

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved,
April...

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Categories: beauty, romance
Premium MemberFinding My Teddy Bear
by connie pachecho
Finding My Teddy Bear

Oh, cuddly
Teddy Bear
Run up stream
With me

To fresh springs
Im·pet·u·ous-ness
Spread in softness
Under a tree

connie pachecho

3/9/17
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Categories: beauty, flower, love
Premium MemberHis New Sweetness
by connie pachecho
His New Sweetness

You're so honey
Sweet Bee
Fly with me
To your flower

Wings be flapping
Hyperactivity
In budding unison
My dear, lover

connie pachecho

3/9/17...

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Categories: allegory, fun, hilarious, humorous,
Premium MemberTrickster Extraordinaire
by Gary Bateman
Trickster Extraordinaire 
 
Eulen und Meerkatzen
Till Eulenspiegel
Medieval Clown
Fooled them all.

Mirrored people’s vanity
Physiognomonic 
Judge of humanity
Wasn’t hard at all.

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved,
June 8,...

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Categories: crazy
Young Dr Frankenstein
by Robyn Campbell
Higgledy-Piggledy,
Young Dr. Frankenstein.
thought he was able to
cook up a man.
baking and broiling and
incomprehensible
things to invent such a
Frankenstein plan....

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Categories: inspiration, leadership, political, religious,
A New Day
by Kathleen McQuillen
He had a dream, it was meant for all,
This dream was mostly for us to stand tall.

In the year of our Lord Jesus Christ 2008,
Began...

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Categories: dream, fairy, fantasy, hero,
Double Dactyl
by Harley White
Hickory dickory,
Beauteous Rosamond,
Sleeping so silently
One hundred years…

Come your awakening,
Phantasmagorical,
When a Prince Charming can
Conquer your fears.



~ Harley White...

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Categories: humor, political
Donald the Trumpeter
by Amy Wensinger
Elephant smell-ephant
Donald the Trumpeter 
Blasting his crazy horn
Spit blowing mutt

First Chair Re-thug-lican
Lunatic's ensemble 
Incontrovertibly
Twit-brained wingnut...

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Categories: betrayal, corruption, discrimination, evil,
Premium MemberKing Vlad the Greatest
by Gary Bateman
King Vlad the Greatest
 
Supremus-Dictatoris
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin
Bamboozler-Provocateur
Arrogance absolute.

Master of Malarkey
Bolshoi-Apparatchik
Mask of a Monster
Hooliganism to boot.

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved,
August 20, 2015 (Double Dactyl)...

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Categories: allegory, death, destiny, imagery,
Premium MemberKeats - Romantic Humanist
by Gary Bateman
Keats—Romantic Humanist  
 
Romanticus-Extraordinaire
John Keats
La Belle Dame sans Merci
Circe-Enchantress to all.

Beautiful, deadly in her elfin grot
Supernatural-nous
She wept and sighed full sore
Hath thee in “Keatsian”...

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Categories: allegory, destiny, imagery, love,
Premium MemberShelley-Romantic Visionary
by Gary Bateman
Shelley—Romantic Visionary  
 
Maestro-Romanticus-Supremus
Percy Bysshe Shelley
One Heaven, One Hell
Promise of a later birth.

About a little soul
Epipsychidion
One immortality, one annihilation
Wilderness of this Elysian earth.

Gary Bateman,...

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Categories: culture, health, history, international,
Premium MemberParacelsus
by Gary Bateman
Paracelsus
 
Supremus-Alchemist-Occultist
Philippus von Hohenheim
Alchemist, Astrologer, and Physician
Arrogant to a fault.

Medical genius 
Paracelsianism
Iconoclastic for sure
Ignorance he couldn’t halt.

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved,
June 15, 2015...

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Categories: allegory, dark, destiny, evil,
Premium MemberGoethe's Emissary
by Gary Bateman
Goethe’s Emissary
 
Mephisto-Hereistoo
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Faust on the Brocken summit
Go our own sweet way for show.

Walpurgis Nacht’s spirit of perversity 
Mephistophelian 
Time now for your...

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Categories: beauty, history, introspection
Premium MemberRoads and Romans
by arthur vaso
Roads and Romans 

Poem 1     Roads
Poem 2     Romans

 
Two poems by Bev Smith and Arthur Vaso

Form: Double...

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Categories: allegory, destiny, imagery, love,
Premium MemberLord Byron-Genius Unchained
by Gary Bateman
Lord Byron—Genius Unchained
 
Primus-Supremus-Romanticus
George Gordon Noel Byron
Destiny in Missolonghi at 36 
A soldier’s death.

Legendary immortality
Mega-accomplishment
For him the best
And now he’s at rest.

Gary Bateman, Copyright ©...

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Categories: allegory, death, grave, imagery,
Premium MemberBryant's Necropolis Conceit
by Gary Bateman
Bryant’s Necropolis Conceit
 
Silent halls of death so cometh
William Cullen Bryant
Thanatopsis supremeus now
A sepulchre awaits us all.

Dour darkness and shroud forever
Thanatopsis-Phantasmus
The spirit world so beckons...

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Categories: allegory, imagery, introspection, metaphor,
Premium MemberPrufrock's Symbolic World
by Gary Bateman
Prufrock’s Symbolic World
 
Metaphors-Extraordinaire
Thomas Stearns Eliot
Metaphysical consciousness
Aura of aging and decay.

Streams of consciousness forever
Proto-disillusionment
The mermaids singing each to each
The mermaids will not sing today.

Gary Bateman,...

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Categories: anger, angst, freedom
JE SUIS CHARLIE
by Nehpets Gnik
Please note this is written in Dactyl Verse and not Double Dactyl

Charlie je suis, Charlie je suis
Je suis Charlie
Freedom is us
Freedom of speech
No to violence...

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Categories: celebration, christmas, encouraging, happy,
Yuletide Double Dactyl
by Harley White
Whirlingly swirlingly
Christmastime Holiday
Seasons the greetings that
Wish us good cheer

Plus more than ever a
Celebratorily
Merry Noel and a
Happy New Year!



~ Harley White
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Categories: celebrity, character, dedication, howl
Premium MemberBoast
by Ninette Carey
Arrogance is a need to be better than most
An inflated sense of self is much of  the boast
Walking  through the day
Up on the...

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Categories: allegory, confusion, imagery, introspection,
Premium MemberComplexus-Syntaxus-Maximus
by Gary Bateman
Complexity-Syntaxity
Ezra Pound
Flamboyant expression
Poetic modernity new.

Seeking no rifacimento
Onomatopoeia
Confusing readers so
Intricate verses make us blue.

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved 
November 22, 2014
(Double Dactyl)
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Categories: beautiful, life, love
LOVE
by lavanya ramamurthi
LOVE is the first point of the happy.
LOVE is the first step to heaven.
LOVE is the first line of the heart garden.
LOVE is the first...

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Categories: care, life, love, love
FEELING SAD
by lavanya ramamurthi
i'll feel often.
not that you hurts me.
its because i hurted you.
when my emotion volcano bursts,
i lose my control.
and thoughts in my heart flows out as...

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Categories: beauty, feelings, love
Premium MemberA Night Of Passion - A collaboration with Mystic Rose
by arthur vaso
Angel’s sing a chorus from cloisters that echo lustful cries of love 
While lovers drink in glances, passion turns to intimate desires
With trembling limbs they...

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Categories: absence, cry, muse
Colorful Sins
by Oumayma Boumhali
  
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Categories: lonelines
Loneliness
by Danesh Morgan
Have you been in love?
Have you shared a kiss?
Have you ever got a hug?
Have you ever gone thru all of 
this?

I have not, nor ever...

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Categories: absenc
Photo memory
by Robert Burton
(Photo memory )
 Raining forward with the honey hue of summer.
I beg for the expression which reflects a smile.
I am but a boy growing.

So my...

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Categories: humorous
Incomprehensible
by David Siegel
Incomprehensible! (A Brief Critique)

Monomaniacally, Thomas Sterns Elliot
wrote in The Waste Land a Lyrical Lay

Sadly for those of us hollow like other men
Incomprehensible! Take it away!...

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Categories: humorous
Fifth time's the charm
by David Siegel
Semi-creatively, Ludwig von Bethovan 
sat in his music room, sucking his thumb.

Heavens to Murgatroyd! After four symphonies 
more could be asked of me? Da Da...

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Categories: history, humorous, lost love
Scarlett's Lament
by Deborah Burch

Scarlett's Lament

Fiddlede-diddlede
Scarlett O'Hara, she
slew all the fellas--not
lifting a hand
'Cepting Rhett Butler proved
Incomprehensible
with, "Frankly, my dear, I
don't give a damn!"

©deborah burch
1.30.2013...

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Categories: education
Quest
by oladele olaide
In the heart of the rock
In the depth of the sea
In the room with the lock
At the end of the lea
Is the key to the...

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