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Friday, 1 August 2014

Form

At dVerse today, Brian is in charge of the #poetry form prompt, and I believe he had a good time telling us to write a "paradelle". As I believe Brian will agree on, a "paradelle" is a joke. The constraints of the form are such that it is almost impossible to make a sensible poem by the form. That was a challenge to me, and I tried to make one.

FORM

If form is precept, form is just a pain.
If form is precept, form is just a pain.
If so, your work, the norm, will be in vain.
If so, your work, the norm, will be in vain.
In precept pain, your work is just a norm.
If so, if vain, the form is will be form.

Let form be what you need to tell your thing!
Let form be what you need to tell your thing!
Set poetry which anyone can sing.
Set poetry which anyone can sing.
Be form what anyone can tell you set.
Your thing, sing poetry, need which to let!

If standardized, your poem will be kind.
If standardized, your poem will be kind.
And anyone, still proud, will errors find.
And anyone, still proud, will errors find.
Be kind, and anyone will errors still,
if standardized, your poem, find. Proud will!

What form can tell, if form is just your pain,
find anyone in precept let to sing!
Your poetry, if standardized, be vain
if work, your poem, will be norm, a thing.
Be kind, and anyone will set the will.
Need errors. You form so which is, proud still.

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The form is in fact rigid. The last two lines in each stanza should only contain the words in the lines above. And the final stanza should only contain the words of the three stanzas above. I believe there is no demand for rhythm and rhyme writing this form, but I added rhythm and rhyme to show class. The lines in my poem are iambic pentameters.

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12 comments:

  1. ha. a poem i can whole heartedly agree with ...form is a pain in the butt...over the last couple years i have gained some respect for it...but for me it is the starting point and should not get in the way of a good poem...yours is def in the spirit that billy collins intended it...its a rigid beast...i am glad you played though...

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  2. ha..that's a cool take on the prompt :)

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  3. ... so did you like the form or not; clever write

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  4. Yes indeed.. Form can be a pain.. But definitely a guide as well... Well penned

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  5. I'm just going to say it...your crazy...adding meter to such a crazy form to start with...insane...granted if I actually take a moment to think about it...in probably jealous.

    you did quite a job with the form and I think the content is absolutely perfect! I really enjoyed this read....though I would mind hearing it sung...

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  6. Great writing here!! You have worked the form well.

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  7. I don't know if my other comment appeared. I would guess not. Sigh. You worked the form well, Anders; and yes, form is a pain.

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