On this page, TSOPR features poetry forms created by Ernesto Pangilinan Santiago, a Filipino poet and author of “The Walking Man”, as new and stimulating writing styles and it also encourages visitors of this poetry site to try these rewarding invented poetry forms- the Editor.
* Nestorian Sonnet is a variant form of old sonnet and in it are three quatrains that rhyme, with fourteen syllables in each line. Line five rhymes with line ten and it is not necessary to end it with a rhyming couplet. Here’s an example.
Poetry From The Heart
A poetry penned from the heart’s like the crest of making
consented love: breath gasping, pumping out the empty trait
of room where it all started, with salty sweat still tickling
their thoughts. Faces gazing back at the ceiling like portrait
that has witnessed human’s weakness in praise of the body.
A hand’s reaching for a lit. I do not condone smoking
in bed. Though I wonder if that is satisfaction, or just
a marked signature of alter ego after having
sex. Side-table lamp burns brightly; two souls resting from lust,
letting stars watch their nudeness. And I, a night under the
veil of a pushy pen, float and twirl like an autumn leaf
detached from a purple plum tree. Then, I am punctuated
by charm of these smoke rings billowing through the wind en brief
that comes from beyond the drape of secrecy, swaying red.
Copyright © 2009 Ernesto P. Santiago
* Mixed Rhyme is a long structured poem written in a multiple stanzas (11 stanzas), with the combination of different types of traditional forms of poetry such as:
1st stanza: mono-rhyme of 5 lines, with same syllable counts of 9.
2nd stanza: a quatrain
3rd stanza: an enclosed rhyme
4th stanza: a rhyme
5th stanza: a tail-rhyme
6th stanza: a terza rima
7th to 9th stanzas: composed of 3 rhyming couplets, with same syllable count of 8.
10th stanza: a single verse
11th stanza: a concluding verse that may or may not rhyme with the 10th stanza.
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* Fiboquatro is a poetic form, consisting of three stanzas of a Fibonacci and a (quatrain) rhyming stanza of 4 lines, abab.
1st stanza: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5 … Fibonacci syllabic count
2nd stanza: a basic quatrain, line 2 and 4 same syllable count and with an abab rhyming scheme.
1st stanza: 13, 8, 5, 3, 2, 1, 1 = inverted Fibonacci
2nd Stanza: 16, 16, 16, 16 = all 4 line of same syllable count and must rhyme, abab
3rd Stanza: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 = Fibonacci
1st stanza: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 = Fibonacci
2nd Stanza: 15, 13, 15, 13 = 1st & 3rd line same syllable count; 2nd & 4th line same syllable count and must rhyme, abab
3rd stanza: 13, 8, 5, 3, 2, 1, 1 = inverted Fibonacci
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* Rhymethor is a poetic form with a title of 6 syllables, 3 rhyming stanzas of 6 syllables,(rhyme scheme: aabb, ccdd, bbaa) and an inverted 3rd stanza of the 1st stanza, with a concluding line of 12 syllables, representing the total number of lines.
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* Rhyme Incorporated is a poetic form meaning “incorporation of poets’ names and the titles of their poems” in a new poem. Rhyme incorporated poem can be written as a short three mono-rhyming lines (a Tercet) or in multiple stanzas of mono-rhyming tercet and it is drawn from the titles of poems written by poets around the world. The rhyme scheme for this form of poetry is aaa, bbb, ccc, etc.; line 1 and 3 may or may not have same syllable counts.
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