Paloma and I are really scratching our heads trying to scare up some new poetry forms for you to try out. This week, I went on a hunt for some new invented form and came upon a site called: PMO or Poetic Magnum Opus … and went to their page called (what else) Invented Forms from Poetry Styles. And I’m very grateful for their efforts!
The form I’ve chosen for us today is called: The American 767 and it was created by Dennis L. Dean.
Here it is for you:
The American 767 is:
- a tristich, a poem in 3 lines. (Cool thing to know!)
- syllabic, 7-6-7 syllables per line.
- written with the name of a “bug” in it.
Queen Bee by Judi Van Gorder
Early Spring the Bumblebee
buzzes round and about,
her preference blue blossoms.
Something tells me that the inventor of this form is a haiku poet of sorts not to mention (which I’m doing anyway) a fan of Kobayashi Issa!
Here is my effort:
walking in the wooded shade
a line of ants marched past
with the spoils from a picnic
© G.s.k. ‘15
Not one of my strongest poems I’ll admit … so maybe with inspiration:
And if insects aren’t your thing … perhaps you’d like to write a Shadorma (A non-rhyming, six line poem (sestina) with the following syllable count: 3/5/3/3/7/5.) about nature!
The choice is yours! When you have written your poem(s), please TAG them B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond and MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie. Then add your link to the Mister Linky widget below.
And do have fun! Ciao, Bastet