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BJ’s Shadorma & Beyond – Monotetra – March 21, 2015

Hello Folks … here we are again to introduce you to another poetry form prompt, and I’d just like to say that you’ve been real troopers coming up with some really great stuff!

Today I’d like to introduce you to an interesting form which is pretty classical called the Monotetra.

What is a Monotetra you ask:

A poetic form developed by Michael Walker which contains four lines in monorhyme. Each line is in tetrameter (four metrical feet) for a total of eight syllables. Lines 1 through 3 have 8 syllables and The last line contains two metrical feet, repeated.  It can have one stanza or many stanzas. (For further examples  you can visit : All Poetry

Here’s an example:

The man went running in a flash
He’d hit a tree with a mighty crash
He shouted then he made his dash
He was so brash! Ha was so brash!

And here’s our prompt:

You may not wish to use the Monotetra form in that case of course you can use the Shadorma our at home stand-by which is a non-rhyming six-line poem in 3/5/3/3/7/5.

Feel free to write a Shadorma, a Monotetra or why not try putting the two forms together.  When you have written your poem(s), please TAG them BJ’s Shadorma & Beyond andMindLoveMisery’s Menagerie. Then add your link to the Mister Linky widget below. Please don’t forget to ping your post to our comments page … Mr. Linky sometimes goes on the blink!

Oh! And happy spring!


Have a great week folks!  Ciao, Bastet!


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I love to read...I like to write...I've travelled the world and seen the sites. I'm past my prime and feel so young, especially when near the young. I'm writing this blog, to remember, to think and to share...with the hopes that someone else will make a comment that will stimulate new thoughts and pathways. Actually, I'm a gabber, so the logical extension of gabbing is blogging! ;-)

13 comments on “BJ’s Shadorma & Beyond – Monotetra – March 21, 2015

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  2. Jen
    March 21, 2015

    Oh COOL, Georgia! A new form – looks like it’s going to be a FUN form — and there be pirates to boot! Arrr!

    Love it. This will be a blast. 🙂

  3. thotpurge
    March 21, 2015

    I love this challenge.. am trying hard to make mine stop sounding like a nursery rhyme but…. Thanks for this prompt Bastet !

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  5. On the final day of 3 excellent matches in the 6-nations Rugby Union Championship, the title was not decided until the final minutes of the third match. My silly momotetra was written as the champagne corks were popping:

    A battle royal on the field
    six rugby nations would not yield
    ground until the trophy was sealed
    Ireland has won, Ireland has won.

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  7. thotpurge
    March 22, 2015

    My shot at monotetra 🙂 Was great fun, thank you hosts.


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