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Rictameter Poems

Note: The forms for these poems were selected by the poet. Often poems are assigned the wrong form. Please confirm the accuracy of the poetic form before referencing the poem.



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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem MONEY Martin Brown Rictameter money,
Your Song I Ever Hear - Valentine's Collection Vladislav Raven Rictameter desire, dream, joy, love,
Premium Member Poem Creamy Tapioca Caren Krutsinger Rictameter 1st grade, 2nd grade,
Premium Member Poem Summer Edward Ibeh Rictameter imagery, longing, seasons, summer,
Premium Member Poem Junk Food For Me Please Caren Krutsinger Rictameter 4th grade, 5th grade,
Premium Member Poem A Coat For Me Caren Krutsinger Rictameter funny, nostalgia,
Premium Member Poem Movie Star Wanna-Be Caren Krutsinger Rictameter 10th grade, 6th grade,
Silence Besma Riabi Dziri Rictameter beauty, deep, heart, how
Premium Member Poem Snow Storm Caren Krutsinger Rictameter 2nd grade, 3rd grade,
Premium Member Poem Beauty White Wolf Rictameter beauty,
Premium Member Poem Winter Edward Ibeh Rictameter seasons, snow, weather, winter,
Premium Member Poem Autumn Edward Ibeh Rictameter autumn, nature, seasons,
Premium Member Poem Fragile Edward Ibeh Rictameter feelings, simile, woman,
Autumn Besma Riabi Dziri Rictameter appreciation, art, autumn, cheer
WISDOM OF GOD OVER COMPUTERS Beata Agustin Rictameter appreciation, blessing, computer, encouraging,
Sea Worthy Rhona McFerran Rictameter humanity, life, meaningful, memorial,
High Tide Rhona McFerran Rictameter anxiety, bereavement, depression, emotions,
Premium Member Poem A Friend Edward Ibeh Rictameter friend, relationship, truth,
Premium Member Poem Football PomPoms Caren Krutsinger Rictameter games,
Growing Besma Riabi Dziri Rictameter growth, heart, poetry, spiritual,
Premium Member Poem Heaven Edward Ibeh Rictameter appreciation, beauty, heaven, spiritual,
Premium Member Poem Stories Nina Parmenter Rictameter truth,
Mischief Subimal Sinha-Roy Rictameter change, poetry,
Premium Member Poem Orchids Connie Marcum Wong Rictameter color,
Ellen Jerry Hackett Rictameter appreciation,
Premium Member Poem MY WISH Carole Duet Rictameter love, romance, roses are
Premium Member Poem Love Is Janis Thompson Rictameter love,
Burden Besma Riabi Dziri Rictameter anger, inspiration, poets, stress,
Autumn Wendy Watson Rictameter autumn,
Laziness Jonathan Medida Rictameter body, life,
Premium Member Poem DARLING LOVE YOU SO EVERLASTING James Edward Lee Sr. Rictameter appreciation, desire, engagement, i
Premium Member Poem WHISPERS OF STARDUST Line Gauthier Rictameter dance, love, romantic, sensual,
Moonlight Jo Daniel Rictameter animal, moon,
Premium Member Poem Bathe Me in Your Love Lu Loo Rictameter love,
Premium Member Poem Promise CayCay Jennings Rictameter desire, destiny, emotions, faith,
Premium Member Poem Something Nina Parmenter Rictameter absence, loneliness, longing, loss,
Premium Member Poem Two Shots Kevin Shaw Rictameter city, death, war,
Moonlight Roy Pett Rictameter happiness, imagery, nature, sound,
Premium Member Poem The Rose Joseph May Rictameter autumn, memory, rose, summer,
Premium Member Poem BENCHES nette onclaud Rictameter time,
Premium Member Poem Dreaming Sandra Haight Rictameter dream, future, happy, world,
Premium Member Poem Falsehood Carol Connell Rictameter angel, evil, heart, light,
VICTORS Beata Agustin Rictameter dedication, encouraging, faith, god,
Premium Member Poem RHYTHM Kim Rodrigues Rictameter dance, music, romance,
Premium Member Poem Short Summer Tania Kitchin Rictameter autumn, seasons, summer,
Mother Besma Riabi Dziri Rictameter dedication, how i feel,
Premium Member Poem code red Kim Rodrigues Rictameter fear, school,
Premium Member Poem Tribal Tapestry Carol Connell Rictameter creation, god, people, perspective,
Premium Member Poem Nature Speaks Carol Connell Rictameter appreciation, atheist, beauty, god,
Premium Member Poem BRIGHT TEETH Kim Rodrigues Rictameter autumn,

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Rictameter Poems. Examples of Rictameters and a list of poems in the correct poetic form and technique. Share and read Rictameter poetry while accessing rules, topics, ideas, and a comprehensive literary definition of a Rictameter.

Brief Definition

A Rictameter is a type of poem where the first and the last lines keep repeating. The first and the final lines also have to start with a two-syllable word. The syllabic count, therefore, has to be 2R.4.6.8.10.8.6.4.2R. This means that you have to start the first line with two syllables, increase the number of syllables in the next line by two until you reach the fifth line, which will have ten syllables. After that, you have to start decreasing the number of syllables in each line by two, until you get the two syllables you initially started with. This format will help to ensure that the final line has the two-syllable words that were there in the first line of the poem.

A Rictameter is quite similar to Cinquain. The idea of its creation is the same as that of Haiku. Initially, this syllabic structure was created in the early nineties by two cousins; Jason D. Wilkins and Richard W. if you create and center it, this poem will look like a diamond.

The primary forms of Rictameter are; double Rictameter and the inverted Rictameter. The double Rictameter is one poem that contains two Rictameter in a row. In the inverted Rictameter, the poet has to start with a ten-syllable line, go down reducing then until he comes to the two syllable line, then begin increasing the syllables in each line until they reach then ten syllables in the ninth line. 

Rictameter Poem Example

Bed of Roses

The love
you've sown within
the heart and soul of me
grows like a lush summer garden
and I am filled with your tender beauty
I gather roses in the sun
and offer you bouquets
on petals sweet
we lie

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