NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 30 (Last Day!)

Sonnet ("A Sonnet is a poem consisting of 14 lines (iambic pentameter) with a particular rhyming scheme...A Shakespearean (English) sonnet has three quatrains and a couplet, and rhymes abab cdcd efef gg.") (source) (I'm doing the English version, as opposed to the Italian or French, which is a little different.) There once was a man … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 30 (Last Day!)

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 29

Tetractys ("Tetractys, a poetic form invented by Ray Stebbing, consists of at least 5 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 syllables (total of 20). Tetractys can be written with more than one verse, but must follow suit with an inverted syllable count. Tetractys can also bereversed and written 10, 4, 3, 2, 1.") (source) … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 29

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 28

Sestina ("The sestina is a strict ordered form of poetry, dating back to twelfth century French troubadours. It consists of six six-line (sestets) stanzas followed by a three-line envoy. Rather than use a rhyme scheme, the six ending words of the first stanza are repeated as the ending words of the other five stanzas in … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 28

Things I’m Totally Obsessed with April, 2018

Pure Imagination (Stephanie Tarling & Fiona) There are so many covers and remixes of this song, but when I found this one a few years ago I loved it! And recently, I rediscovered it and have been listening to it on loop all month! Spring! This winter we got a lot of snow in Minnesota, … Continue reading Things I’m Totally Obsessed with April, 2018

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 27

Triolet ("A Triolet is a poetic form consisting of only 8 lines. Within a Triolet, the 1st, 4th, and 7th lines repeat, and the 2nd and 8th lines do as well. The rhyme scheme is simple: ABaAabAB, capital letters representing the repeated lines.") (source) I Dream of Beaches I dream of beaches, bright and warm … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 27

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 26

Quinzaine ("The English word quinzaine come from the French word qunize, meaning fifteen. A quinzaine is an unrhymed verse of fifteen syllables. These syllables are distributed among three lines so that there are seven syllables in the first line, five in the second line and three in the third line (7/5/3). The first line makes a … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 26

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 25

Villanelle ("A Villanelle is a nineteen-line poem consisting of a very specific rhyming scheme: aba aba aba aba aba abaa. The first and the third lines in the first stanza are repeated in alternating order throughout the poem, and appear together in the last couplet (last two lines).") (source) (This type of poem was also … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 25