The Double Ennead for the Around the Campfire Journal

Double Ennead There’s been some questions about the Double Ennead form: The Double Ennead (an ennead means a group of nine, so a double ennead is 99) is a form I created for the Carrot Ranch Literary Community. The site features 99-Word stories, and I thought 99-Syllable poetry would be a great addition. The DoubleContinue reading “The Double Ennead for the Around the Campfire Journal”

65 Syllable Poetry Forms

👩🏻‍🦳 For my 65th birthday, I asked poets to create a form with 65 syllables. Here are the forms they created with examples. All of these forms are copyrighted by their creators. This post only includes the new forms. If you want to read all of the birthday poetry please find the links below: 1.Continue reading “65 Syllable Poetry Forms”

The Crapsey Cinquain & The American Cinquain

I’m here with another thorough analysis of a syllabic form: the cinquain. Adelaide Crapsey didn’t give us any specific rules for her version of the cinquain. Instead, poetic scholars examined her cinquain poems and her writings to discover the magic behind the form. ⭐️ The Crapsey cinquain follows accentual and syllabic patterns by relying heavilyContinue reading “The Crapsey Cinquain & The American Cinquain”

Senryū or Senryu

Senryū is a form with 3 or more lines following the short-long-short, (s-l-s) 3-5-3, 2-3-2, (5-7-5 traditional) approximately twelve syllables. Senryu do not rhyme, nor do they contain metaphors and similes. This form does not contain a title. Senryu is written about love, human foibles relating to a personal event, and should have an elementContinue reading “Senryū or Senryu”

Let’s Talk: tanka prose

Let’s talk tanka… tanka prose, that is! The Basics of the tanka prose form: I try to adhere to the basic structure of tanka prose—which includes the five-line tanka written mostly in the form 5-7-5-7-7, but always in the format of s-l-s-l-l; where the middle line is a pivot between the first and the lastContinue reading “Let’s Talk: tanka prose”

Haiku & Zappai

Haiku is a form with three or more lines following the short-long-short, 3-5-3, 2-3-2, (5-7-5 traditional) of approximately twelve syllables. Haiku are written about nature, the seasons, a beautiful moment in nature, an emotional experience while in nature, or change. No title. (Kigo required). No rhyming. Season word list: &  My version of How to write haiku HERE. Let’sContinue reading “Haiku & Zappai”

How to craft Syllabic Poetry

Are you new to crafting syllabic poetry and don’t know how to start? Let me show you two syllabic poetry forms to get you started on your poetry writing journey now… Let’s start with an American form, the Crapsey Cinquain. The Crapsey Cinquain is a five-line, non-rhyming poem featuring a syllable structure of 2-4-6-8-2. Choose wordsContinue reading “How to craft Syllabic Poetry”

Helpful Tips & Tricks for Submitting Poetry to Literary Journals

Syllabic poetry has specific rules that should always be followed when submitting your poetry to literary journals. No one likes rejections. Here are a few things that poets should watch out for: Count your syllables and the number of lines specified for the form you are writing. Then, double-check your poem before submission. Use to checkContinue reading “Helpful Tips & Tricks for Submitting Poetry to Literary Journals”

Finding Poetic Inspiration

I’ve had a few poets ask me about poetic inspiration. Where do you find it, and how do you go about acquiring this precious commodity? I dedicated a section in Word Craft: Prose & Poetry, The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry to just that subject. In my opinion, inspiration is everywhere. But not everyone feelsContinue reading “Finding Poetic Inspiration”