Category Archives: poetic forms

Dverse – form for all

Still struggling with the problem of whether an ‘ed’ ending to a verb constitutes a syllable, I have attempted a Somon  in tanka form for the Dverse form for all. I suspect it is neither a tanka relying as it … Continue reading

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In the Post

A collection of fifty four poems which has taken nearly two years to complete. A two year journey which has seen my poetry change as my attitudes have changed, as I have learned more. At some points I think a … Continue reading

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Ghazal

This ancient Persian form is excellently explained at www. dVersepoets.com – go along and join in.           Take a rose then shroud it with drab cotton. Is this the way we repay God’s bounty? Cut off the … Continue reading

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The Art of the 2 Kilo Parcel

The idea for this poem has been lurking for a long time now, but I can’t seem to find a way in. It is a subject I really want to write about to add little light and shade to the … Continue reading

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Nonets, by Corbie Sinclair for One Stop Poetry

To get background for the Olympic Storytelling challenge I was reading about an Iron Man competition that has just been held in which a team of injured servicemen had taken part as part of their rehabilitation. Then I remembered it … Continue reading

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Words into Actions – Chobham Poetry Summer School

I have spent the last two days since my return from Winchester following my To Do list. This was drawn up at the Sunday morning workshop with Victoria Field. This particular workshop was brilliant and extremely useful. The first half … Continue reading

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Form Monday at One Stop Poetry

Free verse through form – a great article by Sam Peralta introduces this idea at One Stop Poetry for Form Monday. After reading the article I was tempted to post this, which was going to become a Terza Rima but … Continue reading

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One Stop poetry – Form Monday – Ottava Rima

Gay – you have iambs again – my nemesis! Here is my best effort…and after posting I realise it is not even pentameter…oh dear! Remembrance at Brookwood Military Cemetery Beneath and almond-marbled sky, headstones standing to attention, and side by … Continue reading

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A Soldier’s Wealth

Another Octain, I think. It seems as though this form is addictive. Not sure why I like it so much…possibly the internal rhyme element… A Soldier’s Wealth Soldiers’ wealth is not measured by the size of their salary, but by … Continue reading

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Now it’s High Octains…

Having struggled with Octains last week, this week’s task for the One Stop Poetry.com ‘form Monday’ is a High Octain – twice as hard – at least. Jingle poetry’s theme of Sketches, Images, Impressions was a starting point. Goethe’s ‘Behaviour … Continue reading

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