Daily Archives: August 31, 2011


Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/, is wanting us to try out a rondelet: a seven line French poem with several tricks up its sleeve. For one, they use the same refrain on the first, third and seventh lines. Next, … Continue reading

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Lanturne poetry form

For Margo Roby’s Tuesday Tryouts http://margoroby.wordpress.com/2011/08/30/tuesday-tryouts-poetic-form-the-lanturne/, this week, there is a new form: the lanturne—another short, syllable-count Japanese form. It has five lines with syllable-counts of one, two, three, four and one. It is written with center justification, and ideally … Continue reading

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