Experiment # 2 in New Poetic Form

I’ve composed a second poem in my new form — as yet un-named. I’ve searched to find any indication that this form has been used by any other poets, but I know I haven’t unearthed all the information. So, as I mentioned in my original post when I introduced this form, if anyone out there knows of it’s being used previously, please let me know in the comments below. Once I’m convinced it truly is a new form, I’ll need to give it a name. So if you have suggestions for that as well, let me know.

Just to review, the form is as follows:

5 Lines.
The first, third, and fifth lines have to rhyme.

Line 1 has 3 syllables
Line 2 has 6 syllables
Line 3 has 12 syllables
Line 4 has 6 syllables
Line 5 has 3 syllables

Meter for lines 1 and 5 is dactyl.
Meter for lines 2, 3, 4 is iambic.

I’m still finding this form pretty difficult, but I like a challenge once in a while. If you want to try it and write your own poem in this form, please share it in the comments section or by a link to your own blog.

Here’s this newest effort:



Knowing God:
Oh, what a wondrous thing
To comprehend such pure love; I’m completely awed,
Learning I am priceless
To my God.




8 thoughts on “Experiment # 2 in New Poetic Form

    1. Thank you. I am almost positive it’s a new form, so now I guess I have to name it. Since the syllable count is composed of multiples of three, I think I’ll christen it with the Cherokee word for ‘three.’

        1. The word is “Tso’i.” I’ll need to do a post making the name official, but that means I’ll have to do another poem. This form really is rather difficult, but if I’d worked out an easier one, I’d probably have found it was already out there. Adalaide Crapsey, from New York, is credited with having created the only “officially recognized” American poetic form thus far — cinquain. But if I have actually created one that is original and I name it from the Cherokee language, how much more “American” can you get?

  1. Clever girl, as you know I’m too lazy to learn correct forms. I’ve booked myself onto a poetry workshop next month, the them is Ekphrasis, which seems to be pretty much what I do when I use photos or art to inspire me.

    1. Hey, good for you — and I’ve never heard of Ekphrasis. I’ll have to look it up. I think I’ve finally decided on a name for my new poetic form. Since the syllable count is done in multiples of three, I’ll christen it with the Cherokee word for ‘three.’ I guess I’ll have to do a post about it — but — ooooops, that means I’ll have to write another one. Frankly these are sort of hard.

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