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Traditional Poetry Forms:

  bullet   Acrostic
  bullet   Ballad
  bullet   Cinquain
  bullet   Clerihew
  bullet   Diamante
  bullet   Didactic
  bullet   Epic
  bullet   Epigram
  bullet   Epitaph
  bullet   Etheree
  bullet   Fable
  bullet   Free Verse
  bullet   Ghazal
  bullet   Haiku
  bullet   Katauta
  bullet   Kyrielle
  bullet   Kyrielle Sonnet
  bullet   Lanturne
  bullet   Limerick
  bullet   Minute Poetry
  bullet   Monody
  bullet   Monorhyme
  bullet   Naani
  bullet   Nonet
  bullet   Ode
  bullet   Ottava Rima
  bullet   Palindrome
  bullet   Pantoum
  bullet   Quatern
  bullet   Quatrain
  bullet   Quinzaine
  bullet   Rispetto
  bullet   Rondeau
  bullet   Rondel
  bullet   Rondelet
  bullet   Sedoka
  bullet   Senryu
  bullet   Septolet
  bullet   Sestina
  bullet   Shape Poetry
  bullet   Song
  bullet   Sonnet
  bullet   Tanka
  bullet   Terza Rima
  bullet   Terzanelle
  bullet   Tetractys
  bullet   Tongue Twister
  bullet   Triolet
  bullet   Tyburn
  bullet   Villanelle
 

Ode

An Ode is a poem praising and glorifying a person, place or thing.


Example #1:
An Ode To Dreamers

When dreamers dream
And lovers love
Do they receive their visions
From heaven above?
Or do they originate
Where all things start
Within our minds
Within our hearts?
I know not all
But what I do know is this
You cannot build a Kingdom
Upon a flimsy wish
So believe in your dreams
Follow them blind
Lest you loose them all,
To the hands of time. 

Copyright  2000 B. R. Jording

Example #2:
Ode To A Butterfly

Oh! the butterfly 
he flutters all day, 
he roams the skies 
with some delay. 

He alights on trees, fences 
and roses, 
to whatever attracts his fancy 
he will do his poses. 

He's up, he's down 
he dances with the breeze,
he comes, he goes 
and does it with ease. 

As I watch him 
in pure delight, 
I begin to wonder 
if he knows his own plight. 

For soon spring turns into summer 
then summer flies quickly by, 
the sun setting early 
into a darkening sky. 

The butterfly is gone now 
replaced by snow, 
but he will be back again 
to put on his beautiful show.

Copyright  2001 Lorraine Nisbet


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