Monthly Archives: April 2012

  1. Rain (Poetry Form 48: Tyburn)

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    April 29, 2012 by Sez

    There is a type of poem called a Tyburn. It’s never really caught on. I think it’s because it’s crap. …
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  2. Check Out Girl (Poetry Form 47: Englyn Unodl Crwca)

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    April 29, 2012 by Sez

    Here’s the thing. Englynion are a form of Welsh poem. There are eight distinct types. If I did them all …
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  3. Scrounger (Poetry Form 46: Bop)

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    April 28, 2012 by Sez

    The Bop is a poetry form created by poet Afaa Michael Weaver. It’s a bit like a sonnet in that …
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  4. Familiar (Poetry Form 45: Trimeric)

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    April 27, 2012 by Sez

    Quick one today, a Trimeric. Apologies to actual witches. This one just sort of flopped out fully formed. I mean …
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  5. Prophecy (Poetry Form 44: Trochaic Tetrameter)

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    April 26, 2012 by Sez

    This is Trochaic Tetrameter, made famous by Longfellow’s epic poem The Song Of Hiawatha. I’ve also seen this form called …
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  6. Immortals (Poetry form 43: Sapphic)

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    April 25, 2012 by Sez

    These are sapphic stanzas. They are quite hard to do. Someone on Radio 4 was talking about the scientific endeavor …
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  7. Love Song Of The Dodo (Poetry Form 42: Dodoitsu)

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    April 24, 2012 by Sez

    This is a Japanese folksong form, often concerning love or comedy. From across the sea they came Those strange, enormous …
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