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This week’s form:
Create Your Own Syllabic Poetry Form & Teach Us How to Write the Form
HOWEVER… you cannot use a Japanese form as the basis of your new syllabic form.
That means no haiku, senryu, tanka, haibun, tanka prose, chōka, renga, or gogyohka poetry forms. There are other Japanese poetry forms… please don’t use them. Be creative! This is your opportunity to create a new syllabic form!
- Here’s a helpful article: Invent a New Poetry Form
Here is a list of syllabic poets whose poetry is mostly written with a syllable count:
Thomas Nashe: READ his poem In Time of Plague [Adieu, Farewell, Earth’s Bliss] written in stanzas of mostly 6 syllable lines.
I’ll create a special page on WCPP where all the new syllabic forms can be found!
Here are some sites that will help you write your poetry and count syllables:
Not sure how to write syllabic poetry?
READ THIS FIRST: How to craft Syllabic Poetry
Word Craft: Prose & Poetry – The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry
- Create your syllabic poem and teach us how to write it. Try not to use “ing” ending words to satisfy the word count.
- Post it on your blog. Include a link back to the challenge in your post. (copy the URL: https:// address of this post into your post).
- Copy your link into the Mr. Linky below (underlined with a hyperlink). You might have to delete your previous entry.
- Please click the small checkbox on Mr. Linky about data protection.
- Read and comment on some of your fellow poets’ work.
Follow the schedule listed below: